Light drinking during pregnancy may pose no harm, study finds

10/5/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Babies with mothers who consumed one or two alcoholic drinks a week during pregnancy had at least a 31% lower risk for behavioral, emotional or intellectual problems and also had improved cognitive functioning compared with counterparts born to nondrinking mothers, a British study found. However, U.S. experts said women should avoid alcohol during pregnancy as there is no known safe level of consumption.

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