Evidence of detrimental effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on offspring birthweight and neurodevelopment from a systematic review of quasi-experimental studies

Review of 23 studies (1 RCT) suggests a likely causal detrimental role of prenatal alcohol exposure on cognitive outcomes, and weaker evidence for a role in low birthweight. Authors highlight no studies were at low risk of bias and that results should be interpreted with caution.


International Journal of Epidemiology