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Light drinking in pregnancy not bad for children

30 October 2008

Children born to mothers who drink lightly during pregnancy - as defined as 1-2 units per week or per occasion - are not at increased risk of behavioural difficulties or cognitive deficits compared with children of abstinent mothers, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL. The research, based on data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

From the paper Light drinking in pregnancy, a risk for behavioural problems and cognitive deficits at 3 years of age? Yvonne Kelly, Amanda Sacker, Ron Gray, John Kelly, Dieter Wolke, and Maria A Quigley

Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology , Advanced Access, October 30th 2008

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