Alcohol ingestion can result in fetal disturbances in the offsprings. In this research, the effects of maternal alcohol consumption on the biochemical parameters were carried out. Three groups A, B and C were used in this study. Group A was the control group while groups B and C served as test groups. Group B was exposed to 16 to32g of alcohol daily for 3months while group C was administered 60 to 80g of alcohol within the same period. A total of 90 people from the three groups were used in the investigations. 3mls of blood was collected from the vein. Vitros 360 chemistry autoanalyzer was used for biochemical assay. Mean values of bilirubin were significantly elevated (p<0.05) in test groups (B & C) compared with control while the mean value of glucose were significantly increased. Furthermore, while the mean value of glucose concentrations were significantly increased (p<0.05), mean values of cholesterol and creatinine levels were only significantly increased in week 5 in the test groups compared with control (P<0.05). However, there was no significant elevation (p>0.05) in mean value of urea in the test groups in all the weeks understudy. These investigations have therefore demonstrated that chronic alcohol consumption has some deleterious and toxic effect on some biochemical parameters and has revealed potential risks in the consumers. Therefore, there is the need for controlled alcohol consumption.
Keywords: Alcohol, Consumption, human, Biochemical and Parameters.
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Ebugosi Richard Sonny, Achara Immaculata Ngozi and Ugwu Okechukwu P.C.(2023).Evaluation of the effects of Maternal alcohol consumption on some selected biochemical parameters. IAA Journal of Biological Sciences 10(1):87-95.