While only a mother’s alcohol consumption can lead to FASDs, some studies have suggested that alcohol consumption by the father prior to conception may damage sperm and lead to low birth weight.
Source: Bielawski, D. M., Zaher, F. M., Svinarich, D. M., & Abel, E. L. (2002). Paternal alcohol exposure affects sperm cytosine methyltransferase messenger RNA levels. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 26(3), 347-351.
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