HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Low-income pregnant Latinas drink despite universal alcohol-warning messages

  • Language and cultural differences may discourage some women from drinking alcohol, but may also present a barrier for others to understand the risks of drinking during pregnancy.
  • Researchers have found that low-income pregnant Latinas drink similar amounts of alcohol during the three months before recognition of a pregnancy as do other racial/ethnic groups.

Although numerous public-information campaigns have addressed the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, language and cultural differences may present a barrier for some to understanding those risks. A study in the November issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research looks at alcohol consumption among low-income pregnant Latinas during the "periconceptional" period (three months before recognition of the pregnancy). Results indicate that, contrary to stereotypical beliefs, this group is just as much at risk for early-pregnancy drinking and related effects as other racial/ethnic groups in the U.S.

"Traditionally held cultural values that discourage women from drinking alcohol may change when women, such as Latinas, emigrate to the U.S.," said Christina D. Chambers, assistant professor of pediatrics and family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego and corresponding author for the study. "Furthermore, due to cultural, educational, or language barriers, low-income Latinas may be less likely to admit to alcohol use and/or have less accurate awareness of the risks of drinking during pregnancy."

"For the first time, we have a systematic analysis of drinking behavior in Latina women," said Mary J. O'Connor, a professor in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles as well as director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. "The typical myth in the past is that Latina women don't drink, but in fact, this
'"/>


14-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Sheep offer model for undernourishment in pregnant teen girls
2. Sleep apnea increases risk of diabetes and hypertension in pregnant women
3. 100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta
4. New study finds amniocentesis safer for pregnant women
5. Folate supplement interacts with malaria treatment in pregnant women
6. A new approach to the treatment of malaria in pregnant women in West Africa
7. Fibromyalgia increases pain and fatigue for pregnant women
8. Women pregnant with girls experience more severe asthma symptoms
9. Like their pregnant mates, primate dads-to-be pack on pounds
10. Joslin study sheds light on birth defect cause in pregnant women with diabetes
11. Physicians recommend screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women, newborns

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 25, 2021 , ... Phlexglobal announced ... Planet Group, has selected Phlexglobal and its innovative regulatory SaaS software, PhlexSubmission, as ... a comprehensive review of five regulatory software companies, with the review team including ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... 25, 2021 , ... The 2021 Virtual Conference on Clinical Trial Supply-Europe ... More and more, clinical trial supply conferences are featuring speakers and forums that ... Asymmetrex’s founder and CEO, James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., presented a talk ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... ... March 23, 2021 , ... G-CON Manufacturing (G-CON), the ... by Matica Biotechnology (Matica Bio), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing ... the cleanroom build out for its new GMP production facility in College Station, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ... Life Sciences and Healthcare firms of all sizes, adds depth to its team ... specialist. Pardillo, who earned his doctorate in computational chemistry from Florida International University ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ABI Wellness, ... and reporting approach designed under CEO Mark Watson, today announced a webinar dedicated ... featuring guest speakers Dr. Cameron Clark, Neuropsychologist and Founder of Sharp Thinking, and ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... ... The Xtalks editorial team is pleased to announce the launch of the ... joined by editorial team members Ayesha Rashid, Sydney Perelmutter and Mira Nabulsi to discuss ... including insights from industry experts. , The Xtalks Life Science podcast will feature ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... Conn. (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2021 , ... ... develops solutions for characterizing microbiome populations down to the strain level, recently unveiled ... applications. , Not all microbes are created equal: some are easy to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: