Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Might Influence if a Child Will Drink As a Young Adult

In today's medical news, prenatal alcohol exposure might increase the odds a child will drink excessively as a young adult.

Two studies using rats found a link between drinking habits of young adults and their exposure to alcohol as a fetus.

Researchers believe that while in the womb, children can actually develop a taste and smell for alcohol if exposed while their senses are developing.

With this biological preference in place, young adults could be more likely to drink excessively when exposed to alcohol.