FASD

What We’re Learning about Mom’s Nutrition and Alcohol

January 05, 2017

Read the original article from the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Phil May’s research group at the NRI studies the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in humans. The recent addition to the NRI faculty of Dr. Susan Smith now provides an avenue toward understanding how maternal nutrition might affect the relationship between alcohol […]

One Scientist’s 40-Year Journey to the First NIH-Endorsed FASD Diagnostic Criteria

December 20, 2016

After 40 years of research on FASD, 20 of which were in South Africa, Dr. Philip May and his research team have reached a significant milestone: the first NIH endorsed diagnostic criteria. After almost 40 years of research, Philip May, PhD, a leading expert in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and his […]

UNC Nutrition Research Institute Welcomes Renowned Scientist Susan Smith

July 01, 2016

Susan Smith, Ph.D., joined the UNC Nutrition Research Institute this month. She is an internally recognized expert in the field of nutritional affects on the risk for birth defects.  The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) welcomes Susan Smith, Ph.D., who joins the research facility’s roster of scientists this month. Dr. Smith is an internationally recognized […]

NC Scientists Study Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

February 18, 2016

By Carly Stephenson See the original story on TimeWarner Cable. CABARRUS COUNTY — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released information on alcohol and pregnancy, and now scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are building on that to recommend complete health solutions for women trying to have children. According to Dr. Philip May’s […]

Pregnancy, Drinking and Diet: Researchers Urge Women to Consider Their “Whole Health” when Pregnant 

February 08, 2016

Scientists at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute are developing a “whole health” message for pregnant mothers emphasizing evidence-based, nutritional research that empowers them to make their own decisions on everything from drinking to dietary choices. Don’t eat this. Don’t drink that. In the face of recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

The continuum of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in four rural communities in south africa: Prevalence and characteristics

December 31, 2015

The continuum of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in four rural communities in South Africa: Prevalence and characteristics. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, December 31, 2015. Philip A. May, a, b, Marlene M. de Vries, b, Anna-Susan Marais, b, Wendy O. Kalberg, c, Colleen M. Adnams, d, Julie M. Hasken, a, Barbara Tabachnick, e, Luther K. Robinson, […]

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Says

October 30, 2014

View the original article by Tara Haelle on HealthyDay. Learn more about the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure […]

Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

October 13, 2013

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]

Less Birth Defects in the World: FASD Prevention and Intervention

September 11, 2013

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption for pregnant women. Philip May, PhD, a research professor with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, makes that statement with authority because he is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders […]