Maternal consumption of alcohol, including wine, during pregnancy may increase the risk of having offspring with acute myeloid leukemia.
This meta-analysis evaluated the effect of parental consumption of alcohol on the risk of leukemia in their children. Researchers compiled data from 39 studies involving 16,000 patients with leukemia and 30,000 healthy children.
Researchers noted that maternal intake of alcohol, including wine, correlated with rising risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in their offspring. This study suggests that women who consumed alcohol during pregnancy may likely give birth to children with high chances of developing acute myeloid leukemia.