This presentation will discuss how brain and behaviour in children with low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure are altered compared to well-matched, unexposed controls. Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of human brain were used in their research, in conjunction with parent-reports of behaviour. We found that children with low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure (average = 1 drink/week) had weaker brain connectivity and more problematic behaviour compared with unexposed controls. This study shows effects of even low levels of alcohol during pregnancy and highlights the importance of public health messaging during pregnancy.
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