every 10 g alcohol per day) and this is not 'caught up' later.

Fetal alcohol syndrome includes the following characteristics: microcephaly, mental retardation with irritability in infancy, low body weight and length, poor coordination, hypotonia, small eyeballs and short palpebral fissures, lack of nasal bridge.35

Children of about 10% of alcohol abusers may show the syndrome. In women consuming 12 units of alcohol per day the incidence maybe as much as 30%.

Lactation. Even small amounts of alcohol taken by the mother delay motor development in the child; an effect on mental development is uncertain.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment