Moderate drinking in pregnancy harms IQ 懷孕喝酒 量少也傷胎兒智商

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 - Page 10

Drinking one or two glasses of wine a week during pregnancy can have an impact on a child’s IQ, a study says.

Researchers from Oxford and Bristol universities looked at the IQ scores of 4,000 children as well as recording the alcohol intake of their mothers. They found “moderate” alcohol intake of one to six units a week during pregnancy affected IQ.

Experts said the effect was small, but reinforced the need to avoid alcohol in pregnancy.

Previous studies have produced inconsistent and confusing evidence on whether low to moderate levels of alcohol are harmful in pregnancy, largely because it is difficult to separate out other factors that may have an effect such as the mother’s age and education.

(Liberty Times)

研究說,懷孕期間一週喝一到兩杯酒,會影響胎兒的智商。

牛津大學與布里斯托大學研究人員,觀察四千名兒童的智力測驗成績,並記錄兒童母親的酒精攝取量。他們發現,懷孕期間一週內一到六份的「中度」酒精攝取量,會影響胎兒智商。

專家說,這種影響不大,但強化了懷孕期間避開酒精的必要性。

懷孕期間從少量到中度酒精攝取是否有害,先前研究結果不一致,且讓人混淆,部分原因是很難控制母親年齡與教育程度等可能的干擾因子。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)