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The Pharmaceutical Journal
Alcohol intake during pregnancy
Even moderate alcohol intake during pregnancy could lead to behavioural and physiological problems in offspring, a study using rodents has suggested.
Researchers found that long-lasting alterations in spatial learning occurred in the offspring of rats who had a peak blood alcohol concentration of 30mg/dL during pregnancy.
A woman of average weight can reach this level after having just two drinks over a 1.5 hour period, they say (Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research 2002;26:1752).
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 20008168
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