The study was of over 1200 reproductive age women attempting pregnancy between 2007 and 2011. Researchers examined both daily self-reported intake of caffeine and blood serum levels both pre-conception and at eight weeks gestation. Pre-conception of intake of two or more caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea or soda) were associated with risk of pregnancy loss. The researchers concluded that women considering pregnancy could benefit from eliminating caffeine intake.
“The data on caffeine intake and pregnancy remains somewhat inconclusive, however, it is hard to see any harm that could come to women or babies from reducing or eliminating caffeine,” said Hugh Taylor, MD, Vice President of the ASRM.
O-64 A. Purdue-Smithe et al “Caffeinated Beverage Intake and Serum Caffeine Metabolites and Risk of Pregnancy Loss”
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