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Drinking alcohol while pregnant could harm not just your children, but grandchildren

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Drinking alcohol while pregnant could harm not just your children, but grandchildren

By Lois M Collins, Deseret News | Posted - Jul. 12, 2017 at 12:34 p.m.



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No amount of alcohol a pregnant woman drinks is safe for a developing baby, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Now new research finds that maternal alcohol consumption may not just impact the baby a woman is carrying, but also that baby's future children and even grandchildren.

Alcohol can spark epigenetic changes that persist across generations, according to the study from the University of California Riverside, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

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