Doctors: Cut Out All Alcohol While Pregnant

Doctors Can't Guarantee One Drink Won't Cause a Health Problem

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It sounds like a no-brainer, but health experts are telling moms to cut out all alcohol while they’re pregnant.

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new statement on prenatal health saying the only guarantee of your child having no effects from alcohol is to have no prenatal alcohol exposure.

Doctors and researchers have been warning about the dangers of drinking while pregnant for decades, yet almost half of all women of childbearing age in the U.S. report drinking alcohol within the past month.

“Is that very occasional glass of wine actually potentially going to cause a problem? And there is no way to prove that it is not going to cause a problem,” said Dr. Lauren Streicher, Northwestern Medicine.

The report also states alcohol use during pregnancy can cause thinking and behavioral problems that last a lifetime.
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Researchers believe they’ve moved one step closer to developing a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease.

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The team believes it could also help detect other diseases including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and breast cancer.
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