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Monday, January 21, 2008

Two Daily Cups of Coffee Found to Double Rate of Miscarriage!

The general recommendation of doctors is that pregnant women significantly cut back on their caffeine intake, if not give up the stimulant entirely.
The researchers found that Two Daily Cups of Coffee Found to Double Rate of Pregnancy Termination

Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Research Division in Oakland, Calif., followed 1,063 women during their pregnancy and asked about their caffeine intake. From October 1996 to October 1998, researchers examined the effects of the stimulant among the women who said they never decreased their caffeine consumption during their pregnancy.

They found that women who consumed 200 milligrams or more of caffeine daily — the equivalent of two or more cups of coffee or five 12-ounce cans of soda — had twice the risk for miscarriage. Moreover, the study found that even those women who consumed less than 200 milligrams of caffeine daily had about 40 percent increased risk for miscarriage.

But does this study carry enough weight to finally answer the question of whether pregnant women should give up caffeine altogether?

Dr. De-Kun Li, primary study investigator, said that he hopes the research will convince doctors to tell their pregnant patients to avoid coffee completely.

I think article should say caffeine drinks instead of Coffee. On the other hand do anything that will make your baby a healthy one.

Read four page report on ABC News.


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