Caffeine prolongs pregnancy and leads to weight loss in the infant


Daily consumption of caffeine threatens pregnant women in low birth weight and increasing gestational age. Data were presented by Swedish and Norwegian scientists, reports The Daily Mail.

The conclusion was made based on the attending physician for the past 10 years, 60,000 pregnancies in Norway. Professionals interested in information about food in particular pregnant women (especially foods and beverages containing caffeine), and indicators of the health of babies. As a result, found an association between birth weight and caffeine consumption. It was found that one cup of coffee (100 mg caffeine) reduces weight baby about ’25

Also contained in foods caffeine prolong gestation for every 100 mg of 5 hours. In the case of coffee drinking this interval is extended to 8 hours. Caffeine, as noted, the author of Verena Sengpiel, a specialist from the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden, can harm a child’s health, because slows down the transfer of nutrients from mother to baby. The experts did not find any relationship between preterm birth and the use of caffeine.

Experts in Britain and the Scandinavian countries recommend that pregnant per day to use no more than 200 mg of caffeine. "Having thoroughly analyzed and studied carefully the effects of caffeine, the staff of the British Food Standards Agency recommend that pregnant to reduce the daily dose to 200 mg. Transition during pregnancy to decaffeinated coffee - great for those who refuse to drink can not" - said Euan Paul of the British Coffee Association.

Detailed description of the research scientists was published in the edition of BMC Medicine.

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