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Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: #Drymester the safest approach

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to the most comprehensive review on the issue to date. The University of Bristol research published today [29 January] in the International Journal of Epidemiology, reviewed 23 published studies on the topic and found evidence that drinking in pregnancy could also lead to lower birthweight. The findings reinforce the UK Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines, as featured in the current #Drymester campaign, which is that abstaining from alcohol in all trimesters is the safest approach.