Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

New study: More Birth Defects Caused By Drinking During Pregnancy Than Previously Reported

October 22, 2015

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the United States has long been estimated at no more than three children per 1,000. A new study published in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence reports that the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is between 3 and 8 per 1,000 and when combined with partial FAS (PFAS) […]

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 […]

Approaching the Prevalence of the Full Spectrum of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a South African Population-Based Study.

December 08, 2012

Approaching the Prevalence of the Full Spectrum of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a South African Population-Based Study. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. December 2012. May PA, Blankenship J, Marais AS, Gossage JP, Kalberg WO, Barnard R, De Vries M, Robinson LK, Adnams CM, Buckley D, Manning M, Jones KL, Parry C, Hoyme HE, Seedat […]

What choline metabolism can tell us about the underlying mechanisms of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

March 18, 2011

Zeisel, S.H.(2011)What choline metabolism can tell us about the underlying mechanisms of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Molecular Neurobiology. doi 10.1007/s12035-011-8165-5. Abstract The consequences of fetal exposure to alcohol are very diverse and the likely molecular mechanisms involved must be able to explain how so many developmental processes could go awry. If pregnant rat dams are […]

Prevalence of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Communities Near Rome, Italy: Rates Are Substantially Higher Than Previous Estimates

March 18, 2011

Philip A. May, Daniela Fiorentino, Giovana Coraile, Wendy O. Kalberg, H. Eugene Hoyme, Alfredo S. Aragon, David Buckley, Chandra Stellavato, J. Phillip Gossage, Luther K. Robinson, Melanie Manning, and Mauro Ceccanti.(2011)Prevalence of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Communities Near Rome, Italy: Rates Are Substantially Higher Than Previous Estimates. International Journal of Environmental Research […]

Maternal Risk Factors for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Not as Simple as it Might Seem

March 18, 2011

Philip A. May and J. Phillip Gossage(2011)Maternal Risk Factors for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Not as Simple as it Might Seem.Alcohol Research and Health34(1):15-26 Abstract Gathering information about drinking during pregnancy is one of the most difficult aspects of studying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). This information is critical to linking specific risk factors to […]

A Field Trial of Alcohol Server Training for Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

March 18, 2011

Jack Dresser, Randall Starling, W. Gill Woodall, Paula Stanghetta, and Philip A. May (2011)A Field Trial of Alcohol Server Training for Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 72(3): 490-496 Abstract OBJECTIVE: An alcohol-server training program to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome was developed, implemented, and evaluated in a comparison […]