There is no such thing as safe alcohol consumption, huge new research findings
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There has been controversy about the significant risks to drinking health for pregnant women. For example, it is not clear whether drinking a medium to moderate mother increases the risk of birth defects. In this review, the authors found no significant association between alcohol consumption and congenital heart disease among women who reported a low dose of alcohol per day. But they added that this study would not be able to set a "safe" limit for alcohol consumption.
At the same time, we already know that drinking during pregnancy (defined as five drinks in one session) is definitely bad for the fetus. And this is not an abstract risk either, since about 8 percent of all live births are congenital heart defects. Some studies have also been conducted to suggest that even moderate drinking can affect the semen quality of otherwise healthy men. Given the new results, the authors suggest that both men and women refrain from drinking for at least six months before deciding to conceive.
"Drinking alcohol from potential parents is a high risk and dangerous behavior that not only can increase the chance of having a baby with a heart defect, but it also significantly harms their health," said study author Jiabi Qin , Central Public Health Research Fellow Xiang Xian at Southern Southern University in China in a statement published in the publisher's study.