February 19th, 2013

Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty

"As the risk for having a low birth weight baby was associated with caffeine consumption, pregnant women might be counseled to reduce their caffeine intake during pregnancy as much as possible," said lead researcher Dr. Verena Sengpiel, an obstetrician/gynecologist at the Sahlgrenska Academy of Sahlgrenska University in Goteborg, Sweden…According to the Mayo Clinic, the average cup of American-style brewed coffee contains between 95 and 200 milligrams (mg) of caffeine.

 

HealthDay by Steven Reinberg

Tags: caffeine consumption, Dr. Verena Sengpiel, HealthDay, low birth weight, ObGyn, Research, Sahlgrenska Academy, Women's Health

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