Drinking while pregnant ups child's risk of cancer
Thursday 06 May 2010
The risk of a rare type of cancer in children, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is increased when moms-to-be drink alcohol, says a small study published in the May edition of the American journal
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Paule Latino-Martel, Ph.D., research director at the Research Center for Human Nutrition in France, led a team of researchers that asked 21 women about their alcohol intake while pregnant and determined "a 56 percent increased risk of AML in children."
"Despite the current recommendation that pregnant women should not drink alcohol during pregnancy, alcohol consumption during pregnancy is 12 percent in the United States, 30 percent in Sweden, 52 percent in France, 59 percent in Australia and 60 percent in Russia," said Latino-Martel.
Childhood AML affects "the white blood cell production in the bone marrow." For more information on AML go to: http://www.llresearch.org.uk/en/1/infdispatchildaml.html.
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