Fetal alcohol exposure affects brain structure in children

 

Fetal alcohol exposure affects brain structure in children

Fetal alcohol exposure affects brain structure in children.

Alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with the mental and physical development of their children—a condition known as fetal alcohol syndrome.

Children exposed to alcohol during fetal development exhibit changes in brain structure and metabolism that are visible using various imaging techniques, according to a new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).