Alcoholic Beverages Fetal Brain Damage

Alcoholic beverages consumed by pregnant mothers can cause permanent genetic damage or DNA, birth defects, and lack of comprehension of the fetus. Similarly, findings by scientists Medical Research Council, Cambridge, England. "We have long suspected alcohol cause DNA damage. But no one has been able to prove it. We were the first," said Ketan Patel, head of research, recently.

This is due to excessive levels of alcohol in the bloodstream that can damage the fetus's natural defenses. The researchers also found that alcohol will accumulate over time in the bloodstream. This will exacerbate the damage to vital organs of the fetus.

"This is the first direct evidence that alcohol can cause DNA mutations," said Patel. "This is also an indication of why alcohol can also cause cancer."