Is Medical Advice On Prenatal Alcohol Use Really Accurate?

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... when [alcohol] consumption is reasonable and moderate, studies still do not conclude that it can cause harm to the developing fetus according to Colin Gavaghan, of the School of Law at the University of Glasgow.

Regardless of lack of new evidence, the UK government and the BMA changed their recommendations radically in 2007, advising total abstinence during pregnancy.

Nonetheless, a year later, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and researchers from The University of London claimed that there was no support of proof of damage, as long as women drank no more than one or two units per week.

The investigation even established that the children of mothers who drank moderately during gestation had fewer behavioral and developmental problems than those whose mothers abstained entirely.

Interesting research!

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