Thursday 19 October 2017

Eilish O'Regan: Better to be safe than sorry - despite confusion

Stock photo: GETTY
Stock photo: GETTY
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

The uncertainty about what constitutes a "safe" level of alcohol during pregnancy remains - but the advice today to women is to stay teetotal.

It is better to be safe than sorry.

However, researchers concede the zero-tolerance message issued by health authorities in Ireland and the UK is based on "generally weak" evidence.

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