(WXYZ) - A new study from Denmark finds light to moderate drinking during pregnancy does not harm a baby's development.
Researchers studied more than 1,600 pregnant women.
The women drank one to eight alcoholic beverages per week.
Researchers tested the women's children five years later.
They found the children performed just as well on IQ tests as children whose mothers didn't drink.
Researchers also found binge drinking, defined as consuming five or more drinks in one sitting, did not have a noticeable effect either.
However, the study did find that heavy drinking during pregnancy can affect a child's attention span later in life.
The study did not look at physical development.
Researchers note that it's best for pregnant women to avoid alcohol, but small amounts may not be as harmful as previously thought.
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