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Liquorice warning for mums-to-be

7th October 2009

Research carried out by experts from universities in Edinburgh and Helsinki has suggested that pregnant women who eat large amounts of liquorice could negatively affect their child's intelligence and behaviour.

The team studied eight-year-olds born in Finland, where consumption of liquorice among young women is common. The children of women who ate a lot of liquorice when pregnant did not perform as well as other youngsters in tests. Researchers, writing in the American Journal of Epidemiology, said a component in liquorice may impair the placenta.


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