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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
08/07/2014 - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of women who consume alcohol during pregnancy.1 FASD refers to a range of disorders, with fetal alcohol syndrome representing the most severe end of the spectrum. Symptoms of FASD may include: Abnormal facial fea
Birth Defect Statistics
07/15/2011 - Birth Defect Statistics General Definition of a birth defect: Abnormal development of the fetus resulting in death, malformation, growth retardation, and functional disorders. Approximately 120,000 babies are born each year with birth defects. Approximately 3 perc
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions
07/15/2011 - March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions Animal Welfare 1. Does the March of Dimes still fund shocking animal experiments? 2. Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments? 3. How can there be any pain or suffe
Birth Defect Statistics
10/31/2010 - General Definition of a birth defect: Abnormal development of the fetus resulting in death, malformation, growth retardation, and functional disorders. Approximately 150,000 babies are born each year with birth defects. Approximately 3 percent of al
Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy
10/13/2010 - Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy Pregnancy means eating for two. But it helps to remember that one of you is very small. So while you will need more nutrition, your overall diet will not be dramatically different from your normal eating pattern. Calorie needs increase only modestly during pregnancy. In the first tr
Vegetarian Starter Kit
09/13/2010 - Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy During pregnancy your need for nutrients increases. For example, you will require more calcium, more protein, and more folic acid, although your calorie needs increase only modestly. It is important to eat foods that are rich in nutrients, but
Vegetarian Starter Kit
04/01/2010 - What type of diet is best for disease prevention and to maintain a healthy weight? The best diet is one that you can stick with for life. A healthy diet is a lifestyle, not a fad that is dangerous or difficult to maintain. Abundant evidence suggests that the most healthful diets set aside animal products and also

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