Study: Light alcohol intake could carry preterm risk

Mar 11, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT
File photo of a pregnant woman at a check-up.
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Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, say researchers in Leeds. Their study is the latest in a long debate over whether it is safe to drink at all during pregnancy. The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest the chances of premature birth increased.
Background:
Light drinking 'is preterm risk' [BBC]
Pregnant women 'drink too much' [London Evening Standard]

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