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Guidelines for pregnancy: What's an acceptable risk, and how is the evidence (finally) shaping up?

This article reviews the evidence of risks in fetal development from low to moderate levels of prenatal drinking. The review found while the evidence for risk of low level drinking is not strong, there is good evidence for moderate to high levels of drinking. However, the report concludes the policy of abstinence from alcohol for pregnant women continues to be the safest choice.

Authors: Colleen M. O'Leary, Carol Bower

Date: March 2012

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