3.5% of All Babies Tested Exposed to Heavy Alcohol Use

New Test Can Identify Babies with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Toronto: Dr. Gideon Koren of the Hospital for Sick Children is identifying newborn babies with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder by testing their fecal matter.

Developed by Dr. Koren, this test was used in a recent CIHR study in Ontario’s Grey-Bruce health district, where test results indicated that 3.5% of all babies tested had been exposed to heavy alcohol use.

This first-of-its-kind study has prompted regional health authorities to work on a follow-up CIHR study that will provide support services and counseling for families where the baby tests positive for fetal alcohol syndrome disorder.

http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/35289.html

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