Light Drinking While Pregnant Could Lower Baby's IQ, University of Oxford Study

Published: Nov 15, 2012

Bad news for moms-to-be: Drinking even a few alcoholic beverages per week during pregnancy could lower a baby's IQ by a few points, a new study has found.

The findings, published Nov. 14 in the journal PLoS ONE, also suggest that women whose bodies process alcohol slowly are at greater risk of harming their baby's brain development.

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