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Drinking during pregnancy has yet another consequence: premature delivery

hat PGHS-2 is going up in both preterm and in normal births, we are closer to understanding the mechanisms, and by understanding the processes of both term and preterm birth we can see how they are different and how they are similar." Indeed, they found that increases in PGHS-2 and prostaglandins were associated with preterm birth induced by alcohol. "What that means," said Cook, "is that we may be able to one day use PGHS-2 inhibitors to prevent preterm birth."

"We still don't know how much alcohol is too much alcohol," said Cook. "It might be different for every woman and every fetus. But there are three main things involved: the amount they consume, the pattern of their drinking, like bingeing, and when they drink during gestation." The third factor was earlier discovered by chance during lab work: Cook and her graduate mentor, Dr. Carrie Randall, found that alcohol induced preterm delivery in mice if administered during a specific, critical 24-hour period (day 16 of a 19-day gestation period). Cook believes a comparable "critical period" may exist in humans.

"We don't know yet when this very critical, narrow window is," said Cook. "But let's say it's a two-week period. We need to figure that out. If women are binge drinking during that two-week period, they're at risk for preterm delivery. We need to get them to cut down on their drinking, at the very least during that critical period."

Sokol agrees. "This is a major public health issue, and the key thing here is prevention," he said. "Prematurity is the largest cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality in the world, including the United States. "It's what kills babies."

Co-authors of the Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research paper included: Dean B. Zaragoza, Perinatal Research Centre, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Alberta; Nancy M. White and Carrie L. Randall, Alcohol Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina; and Da
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Contact: Jocelynn L. Cook, Ph.D.
jlc21@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
780-492-2727
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
13-Nov-1999


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