Dr. Julie Ross, director of the division of epidemiology and clinical research in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, has not participated in the study, but it is a member of the editorial board of the journal publishes.The results showed:
A statistically significant association between alcohol consumption during pregnancy , and the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia in children .
No statistically significant relationship with .
For acute myeloid leukemia, drinking one more week was associated with an increase of 24 % increased risk .
Some heterogeneity between studies .
The link between money laundering and to drink alcohol during pregnancy has been observed for the diagnosis at the age of 0-4 years in 5 studies without heterogeneity. The researchers concluded that:

According to figures published in 1998, the world’s annual 20-60 cases per million childhood leukemia, with richer countries generally have higher rates than less developed countries.

‘The maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and risk of childhood leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.’

For the study, Latino-Martel conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to find any relationship between the mother’s alcohol consumption during pregnancy and childhood leukemia. A meta-analysis is a way to share and re-analysis of several studies as if they came a big one.

They also considered other factors as the type of age from leukemia, a child at diagnosis, type of alcoholic beverage and which trimester the mother drank alcohol, if it did.

‘It ‘pretty rare, so we want to take care of parents worry too much,’ he said.

He said in a statement that there are about 700 cases of childhood acute myeloid leukemia in the United States a year:

They found 21 case-control studies in which we could analyze the relationship between the diagnosis of leukemia in children born to mothers who responded yes or no to a question on alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

However, he agreed that the results are in favor of recommending that women abstain from alcohol during pregnancy.

To determine the frequency scanning unindicated additional radiation exposure and consequent greater for the patients, the researchers examined the relevance and the dose of radiation to the abdomen and pelvis CT examinations in 500 patients carried out at institutions outside and submitted to UW – Madison for interpretation. Patients ranged in age from nine months to 91 years, with most between 30 and 50.

Researchers from France and the United Kingdom, which examined the scientific literature revealed that alcohol consumption during pregnancy was associated with a significantly higher risk of children developing a rare form called .


The use of alcohol during pregnancy is 12 % in the United States, 30 % in Sweden, 52 % in France, 59 % in Australia and 60 % in Russia.’