No alcohol for mothers-to-be.
WOMEN should not drink any alcohol while pregnant, new research has revealed.
Although Department of Health guidelines advise that one or two units a week is safe, a study by a team at St George's Hospital St George's Hospital, founded in 1733, is a teaching hospital in London, England. It has continuously trained medical students since that date. History
In 1716 Henry Hoare, William Wogan, Robert Witham and Patrick Cockburn decided to open the Westminster Public Infirmary Medical School in London suggested otherwise.
The findings, published in the British Medical Journal today, showed that foetal alcohol syndrome can lead to stunted growth, facial abnormalities and brain disorders.
The syndrome can also cause behavioural disorders such as hyperactivity and overlaps with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), formerly called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, a chronic, neurologically based syndrome characterized by any or all of three types of behavior: hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity. (ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Definition
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterized by distractibility, hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, and the inability to remain focused on tasks or ).
Until now, these effects were thought to have been caused by heavy drinking during pregnancy.
But researcher Dr Raj a Mukherjee says one drink a week could be harmful.