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Do Pregnant Women Heed Alcohol Warning Labels?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the collective term for a range of conditions that can appear in children and adults whose mothers consumed alcohol while pregnant. Although these conditions are treatable, their basic effects last for a lifetime. In a study review published in 2014 in The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, a team of Canadian researchers assessed the effectiveness of alcohol warning labels in reducing the number of people ultimately impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The researchers concluded that such labels have only a modest direct influence on women’s likelihood of drinking during pregnancy. Continue reading