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CommonHealth: New Study Says Fetal Alcohol Syndrome More Common Than Expected18:31
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Amanda Dreasher, a public health nurse, measures a boy's eyes in 2003, in Emporia, Kan., at the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic. (David Doemland/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Amanda Dreasher, a public health nurse, measures a boy's eyes in 2003, in Emporia, Kan., at the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic. (David Doemland/AP)

According to a new study, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders affect somewhere between 1 and 5 percent of all people. That's as many or more people than are on the autism spectrum yet the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome aren't nearly as well understood.

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Karen Weintraub, contributor to CommonHealth. She tweets @kweintraub.

This segment aired on February 12, 2018.

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