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Health expert slams drinking study

Mon, 06 Jan 2014


The Department of Health says recent reports in UK media concerning drinking during pregnancy are grossly misleading.

Psychologist Janni Niclasen was reported to have found that women who drank a bottle of wine a month whilst pregnant had better behaved children.

However a consultant in public health medicine has slammed the idea saying alcohol can lead to women suffering a miscarriage or put the safety of the baby in jeopardy.

Dr Paul Emerson says the foetus was not the main focus of the study:

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