Cognitive changes may be only sign of fetal alcohol exposure

Distinct facial features not seen in many cases, NIH study finds

Most children exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb do not develop the distinct facial features seen in fetal alcohol syndrome, but instead show signs of abnormal intellectual or behavioral development, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and researchers in Chile.

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