Navigation Links
Consuming small amounts of caffeine when pregnant may affect the growth of an unborn child
Date:11/3/2008

Consuming caffeine at any time during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of fetal growth restriction (low birth weight), according to research published on bmj.com today.

Although some previous studies have also shown this, this BMJ study additionally shows that any amount and type of caffeine intakefrom tea, cola, chocolate, cocoa, and some prescription drugs, as well as coffeeis linked with relatively slower fetal growth.

Dr Justin Konje and colleagues from the University of Leicester as well as collaborators from the University of Leeds, examined the association of maternal caffeine intake and individual caffeine metabolism on birth weight.

From two large teaching hospitals in the UK between September 2003 and June 2006 the authors recruited 2645 low risk pregnant women of average age 30, who were between 8-12 weeks pregnant. They used a caffeine assessment tool (CAT) to record caffeine intake from all possible dietary sources in the four weeks before and throughout pregnancy, and also used a saliva sample test to calculate individual caffeine metabolism.

The researchers report that the average caffeine intake during pregnancy was 159mg/day, much lower than the limit of 300mg/day recommended by the UK government's Food Standards Agency. Interestingly, 62% of the caffeine use reported came from tea. Other sources were coffee (14%), cola (12%), chocolate (8%), and soft drinks (2%).

Most of the babies were born at full term, with an average birth weight of 3450g (which is around the UK average), while 4% were born prematurely, 0.3% were stillborn, and 0.7% were miscarried late. Overall, the results confirmed that these were low risk pregnancies. However, the authors found a 'dose-response relationship', showing that increasing caffeine intake was associated with increasing risk of fetal growth restriction (FGR).

Compared to pregnant women consuming less than
'/>"/>

Contact: Rachael Davies
rdavies@bma.org.uk
44-020-738-36529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Consuming extra virgin olive oil helps to combat degenerative diseases such as cancer
2. Verathon Inc. Introduces GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Departments, EMS and Military; Enables Fast Intubations and Eliminates Time-Consuming Disinfection
3. Avineuro Announced Advancing Potent Small Molecule for Treatment of Alzheimers Disease to Clinical Development
4. Guardian Survey: More Than Half of Small Business Employers Who Offer Benefits Encounter Challenges During Open Enrollment Season
5. Huntington Bank Offers Tips to Help Small Businesses Reduce Healthcare Costs
6. Integrated Project Management Named a "Top Small Workplace" by The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces
7. Cardica to Present at William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
8. NIH Awards a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research Grant on "Novel Laser Scanning Technology for Computed Radiography" to VIXAR and iCRco
9. Riverside Health System Announces $1 Million Incentive Program For Small Businesses to Offer Insurance Coverage for Employees
10. The small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the ampulla of vater
11. Discoverers of Small Regulatory RNAs and Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs to Receive Lasker Awards for Medical Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2015)... Iowa City, Iowa (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 ... Engineering Excellence awards for design of the ... in Iowa City, Iowa.    The project received a National Recognition ... and an Honor Award from ACEC – Iowa. ... outstanding engineering achievements. , The $50.2 million expansion is ...
(Date:5/25/2015)... 2015 After the sensational buzz surrounding ... human wellness company Trivedi Master Wellness™ agrees ... world-class series titled, “Consciousness is Power.” Presently, the Live-Streaming ... 2015 at the routinely allotted time from 10:00pm PST/1:00pm ... be made available to the public and accessible on ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Kong (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Pacific Prime has ... three part report looking at the cost of individual international ... Destinations, Article 2 looks at the cost of health insurance in ... , Focusing on, Hong Kong , ... the UAE , the UK ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... allow them to take pressure measurements in patients’ bladder ... The doctor usually orders it if they have reported ... (OAB). , Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control ... with unwanted urinary leakage or problems with overall control ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... 24, 2015 ProPin is a set ... Pro X. Utilize ProPin to pin point locations on a ... , ProPin allows users to choose from 30 simplistic ... With on-screen controls, video editors can easily manipulate ProPin presets ... and mark with absolute ease. , Using ProPin is easy, simply ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stanley Consultants’ Expansion of Iowa City Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins National Award 2Health News:Stanley Consultants’ Expansion of Iowa City Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins National Award 3Health News:Hundreds of People Are Thrilled to Hear that Trivedi Master Wellness™ Promises to Hold Another Workshop in June 2015 2Health News:Hundreds of People Are Thrilled to Hear that Trivedi Master Wellness™ Promises to Hold Another Workshop in June 2015 3Health News:Pacific Prime Releases 2nd Article of Cost of Health Insurance Report 2Health News:Developers at Pixel Film Studios Release ProPin for Final Cut Pro X. 2
... ... the new trend emerging in the UK is the usage of the anti-ageing jab ... of wrinkles and lift and tighten the chest area around the breasts, leaving smoother, ... ...
... ATLANTA, Nov. 6 Recently a Narconon of Georgia graduate was ... drug abuse. The special report focused on the growing problem of ... Andrew shared his near death experience and his belief that more ... up, blinked once and the next thing I knew I opened ...
... The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will ... in its first two campaigns this past spring and summer, garnered ... and patient education and support services. , During the campaign, taking ... downloadable 30% discount coupons participants can use (in-store ...
... The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs held a historic ... beginning of a new mission for the agency - ... than 1,300 VA clinicians and health care specialists, representatives ... and low-income veterans, and community- and faith-based service providers ...
... Plan International, a leading children,s development organization with offices ... to deliver eight presentations on children,s health and well-being ... Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 7-11, ... organizations together to address current and emerging health science, ...
... ... majority of physicians surveyed (74 percent) feel they have less control over the way they ... ... from Jackson Healthcare reports that the majority of physicians surveyed (74 percent) feel ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UK Boobs Get a Boost with 'Breastox' 2Health News:Narconon Drug Rehab of Georgia Graduate Featured on Local News 2Health News:Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping and Give Two Gifts This Season: One to Your Loved Ones and One to People Battling Blood Cancer 2Health News:VA Summit Frames Plan to End Veteran Homelessness 2Health News:Plan's Expertise Highlighted at Premier Health Forum 2Health News:Physicians Losing Control of Medicine: New Survey Reports Medical Malpractice as Primary Reason, 2Health News:Physicians Losing Control of Medicine: New Survey Reports Medical Malpractice as Primary Reason, 3Health News:Physicians Losing Control of Medicine: New Survey Reports Medical Malpractice as Primary Reason, 4
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/28m7nx/guide_to_prepare ) ... to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical device ... report to their offering. The ... market of the most growth potentiality, which is ... and producers to penetrate such market. It is ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... DUBLIN , May 22, 2015 Research ... announced the addition of the "Latest Regulations ... report to their offering. This ... officially issued a guidance on international multi-center clinical ... , which has begun to be implemented on ...
(Date:5/22/2015)...  In a sweeping analysis assessing the current state ... researchers conclude that there remains considerable room for ... age groups, but especially for adolescents and young adults. ... treatment, underscoring the need to address barriers to care ... type 1 patients achieve optimal metabolic control. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 2China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 32015 Regulations on Pharmaceutical International Multi-Center Clinical Trials in China 2Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 2Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 3Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 4Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 5
... 2011 Henry Schein, Inc., (NASDAQ: HSIC ), ... office-based practitioners, announced today that Stanley M. Bergman, ... Paladino, the Company,s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ... Conference on May 4, 2011. The conference is being held ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) today ... launched an authorized generic version of Concerta® (methylphenidate ... agreement with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMJPI).  Watson began ... the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Henry Schein to Present at Deutsche Bank 36th Annual Health Care Conference 2Watson Launches Generic Concerta® 2Watson Launches Generic Concerta® 3
The Thermal pads were designed to simulate water immersion, the most effective method of transferring energy non-invasively....
This blanket is ideal for warming the large child or small adult during upper body surgery....
The fabric is antistatic and non-linting and is both oil and water repellent.These superior blankets are an environmental friendly alternative to disposable blankets....
The fabric is antistatic and non-linting and is both oil and water repellent.These superior blankets are an environmental friendly alternative to disposable blankets....
Medicine Products: