Effects of prenatal alcohol consumption and alcohol metabolising genes on child growth and neurodevelopment in the ALSPAC study
Ron Gray (NPEU (Former member))
David Nutt (University of Bristol), Sarah Lewis (University of Bristol), Jean Golding (University of Bristol), Robert Fraser (University of Sheffield), Elizabeth Draper (University of Leicester), George Davey Smith (University of Bristol), Margaret Barrow (University of Leicester), Rosa Alati (University of Queensland, Australia)
Alcohol in pregnancy
This study commencing in March 2008 examined the effect of prenatal alcohol consumption (and polymorphisms of several of the genes coding for enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism) on child growth and neurodevelopment.
We used an extended mendelian randomisation approach to examine the unconfounded effects of alcohol consumption on the fetus.
The study used the well characterised ALSPAC cohort.