The effect of moderate gestational alcohol consumption during pregnancy on speech and language outcomes in children: a systematic review
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O'Keefe, Linda M.
Greene, Richard A.
Kearney, Patricia M.
Consensus has not been reached on safe alcohol consumption recommendations during pregnancy. The National Institutes for Care and Health Excellence (NICE) in the UK suggest that one to two drinks not more than twice per week is safe. However, the speech and language effects of even low levels of alcohol use among offspring are unknown. The aim of this study was to review systematically the evidence on studies of the effect of low to moderate levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy (up to 70 grams of alcohol per week) compared to abstinence on speech and language outcomes in children.
Alcohol , Pregnancy , Language , Speech , Moderate , Low
O'Keeffe L. M., Greene R. A. and Kearney P. M. (2014) 'The effect of moderate gestational alcohol consumption during pregnancy on speech and language outcomes in children: a systematic review'. Systematic Reviews, 3(1), pp. 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-1
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