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Study: Low to moderate drinking during pregnancy may be OK

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A new study shows that drinking three to seven glasses of alcohol per week during pregnancy may not be harmful to the unborn child. Researchers, however, are not giving pregnant women the green light to drink up quite yet. A new study shows that drinking three to seven glasses of alcohol per week during pregnancy may not be harmful to the unborn child. Researchers, however, are not giving pregnant women the green light to drink up quite yet.

A new study shows that drinking three to seven glasses of alcohol per week during pregnancy may not be harmful to the unborn child. Researchers, however, are not giving pregnant women the green light to drink up quite yet.

The study, out of the United Kingdom, looked at a group of 10-year-olds and their ability to balance, taking into account how much their mother drank while pregnant.

The ability to balance is a good indicator of prenatal development, according to researchers.

They found mothers who had low to moderate alcohol consumption did not appear to influence the child's ability to balance.

They also found, however, that women who did drink during pregnancy were more likely to be wealthy and educated, and those factors could mask any subtle harmful effects of drinking.

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