Researchers see effects of alcohol on a fetus - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Researchers see effects of alcohol on a fetus

For the first time, researchers have been able to see the effects of alcohol on a fetus. The study is published in the journal Alcoholism, but all the work was done in Ireland. Researchers say that we learn very early in life to ignore sounds like the ticking of a clock. So they tested that on babies in the womb.   They found the fetuses of mothers who drank alcohol took significantly longer to learn that skill than the other babies.

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