5/28/2013

U.S. researchers reviewed 27 studies involving more than 5,000 11- to 17-year-olds exposed to cocaine in utero and found little evidence that such exposure led to any major, long-term ill effects. Regardless of whether their mothers used cocaine while pregnant, many studies showed that family environment or violence were directly linked to the performance of teens in cognitive tests. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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