9/13/2017
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Pregnant women who had low to moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy had an 8% increased risk of having low birth weight and were 10% more likely to have preterm births, compared with women who didn't drink during pregnancy, researchers reported in BMJ Open. The findings, based on a review of 26 studies, showed a less clear association between maternal alcohol consumption and premature birth risk, but researchers urged pregnant women to avoid drinking alcohol during gestation.

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