Navigation Links
Coffee In Pregnancy May Be Risky: Study

Pregnant women consuming over eight cups of coffee a day risk spontaneous abortion and stillbirth.

According to a Danish study, fetal death was twice as likely among heavy coffee drinkers relative to pregnant // women who did not drink coffee.

Adjusting for other risk factors weakened the association somewhat, but heavy coffee drinkers remained at 59 percent greater risk of fetal death, Dr. Bodil Hammer Bech of the University of Aarhus and colleagues report in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Pregnant women who drank four to seven cups daily had a 33 percent increased risk of fetal death. Denmark currently has an official policy warning women to restrict their coffee intake to three cups or less daily.

Many studies in the past have linked coffee drinking to undesirable pregnancy outcomes, and caffeine harming a fetus, the risks of coffee drinking in pregnancy were questioned.

The researchers surveyed 88,482 women enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort, among whom there were 1,102 fetal deaths. The women were interviewed about coffee consumption and potentially confounding factors, such as alcohol consumption and smoking, at about 16 weeks' gestation.

Of the women surveyed, 55.4 percent reported drinking no coffee during pregnancy, while 31.4 percent consumed one-half to three cups daily. Thirteen percent of the women drank more than three cups of coffee daily, while 3.4 percent drank eight or more cups a day.

After adjustment, it was found that women who took one-half to three cups a day had a 3 percent increased risk of fetal death; those who consumed four to seven cups had a 33 percent increased risk; and those who drank eight or more cups had a 59 percent greater risk of fetal death. The association was strongest for fetal deaths after 20 weeks gestation.

Interestingly, the researchers did not find a link between tea or cola consumption and fetal death, which sugge sts that caffeine may not be the exposure of interest. "Coffee contains a number of chemical compounds. Further studies would try to isolate a caffeine effect from a non-caffeine effect," a researcher said.

Related medicine news :

1. Coffee enhances memory
2. Coffee may help prevent cavities
3. The Effects Of Coffee
4. Staying Awake With Coffee
5. Consumption Of Coffee Found To Reduce Diabetes Risk
6. Avoid Coffee Before Undergoing PET/ CT scans
7. Drinking Coffee Might Have Another Benefit ...
8. More About The Coffee Bean Than Just A Heavenly Taste and Smell
9. Colas, Not Coffee, Linked To Hypertension In Women
10. Coffee Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers
11. Coffee May Increase Female Libido
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article ... of Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring bicyclists to ... article explains that part of the reason for the controversial conclusion is that, while ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A team of Swiss doctors has ... it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on the website. Click here ... the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s ... , The company is offering customers 10% off of their purchase of lice treatment ... treatment at full price. According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in ... (see Table 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age of ... 1 (HSV-1), according to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply ... Jones, is an interesting show that delves into an array of issues that are ... that could benefit from open dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... Global Cell Surface Testing Market: Supplier ... to their offering.  --> ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, ... Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... of the "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type ... Pharmaceutical Industry, Academics, Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application ... Forecast to 2020" report to their ... announced the addition of the "Radioimmunoassay ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: