The study, funded by “la Caixa”, showed that 42% of pregnant women consume alcohol to a greater or lesser extent, despite the fact that any alcohol consumption can negatively affect the baby’s growth and affect their neurodevelopment.
This study, led by our researcher Lola Gómez and published in the magazine “Alcohol”, included 153 women who had their children in BCNatal (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona) and showed that only between 2 and 3% of pregnant women are aware that they consume some alcohol when professionals ask them through standardized questionnaires. These conclusions, of great social relevance since they reflect maternal unawareness of the negative influences of alcohol on fetal well-being, aroused the interest of the press and the study made headlines in general and virtual media.
Original article: Alcohol. 2018 Aug;70:43-49. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2018.01.001. Epub 2018 Jan 4.
Differential correlations between maternal hair levels of tobacco and alcohol with fetal growth restriction clinical subtypes.
Sabra S, Malmqvist E, Almeida L, Gratacos E, Gomez Roig MD.
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