Alcoholism & Addiction

Dietary Supplement May Be Effective in Stopping Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Mothers drinking while pregnant continues to be a life-threatening problem and one that appears to be continuing, despite consistent warnings regarding the dangers. Now, a supplement is being studied to determine whether or not it could block skull and brain damage resulting from alcohol consumption in early pregnancy. According to a recent Science Daily release, the dietary supplement CDP-choline, used as a...

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Linked to Epilepsy

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) refers to a range of negative developmental outcomes that result from maternal drinking during pregnancy. Children with FASD can suffer from many problems, including epilepsy, a disorder characterized by spontaneous recurrence of unprovoked seizures that affects 0.6 percent of the general population. A new study has found a much higher prevalence of epilepsy or history of...

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