Study: One In Three British Women May Binge Drink During Pregnancy

The Telegraph (UK) (7/7, Knapton) reports that a study published in BMJ Open suggests that consuming alcohol during pregnancy is “now a ‘significant health concern’ after finding three quarters of British women carry on drinking, while 33 per cent drink more than six units in one sitting.” The researchers analyzed nearly 18,000 women and found about “75 per cent of pregnant women in the UK reported drinking some alcohol in pregnancy, lower than in Ireland at 86 per cent but higher than in Australia at 40 per cent and New Zealand at 56 per cent.”

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— “Pregnant women should be tested for alcohol amid binge drinking fears,” Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph, July 6, 2015.

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