A recent study by University College of London suggests that women who drink lightly during pregnancy have smarter babies. The study—reported in this morning’s Guardian—looked at more than 12,000 children and found that boys born to mothers who had one drink a week or less scored higher in vocabulary tests and identified shapes, colors, letters, and numbers better. Daughters of light drinkers were 30 percent less likely to have emotional or peer problems. Caveat: the authors of the study could not isolate the mother’s drinking from other factors such as family background.
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