Dr Arun Ghosh
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Moderate drinking in pregnancy: GP reacts to IQ study

Drinking one or two glasses of wine a week during pregnancy can have an impact on a child's IQ, a study says.

Researchers from Oxford and Bristol universities looked at the IQ scores of 4,000 children as well as recording the alcohol intake of their mothers.

They found a "moderate" alcohol intake of one to six units a week during pregnancy affected IQ.

Liverpool GP Dr Arun Ghosh told the BBC News Channel that despite the study, medical advice remained clear: "Don't drink during your pregnancy".

  • 15 Nov 2012
  • From the section Health
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