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Researchers from Sweden suggest that pregnant women who consume caffeine like coffee are more likely to give birth to SGA (small for gestational age) babies or babies with lower than the normal birth weight given their gestational age.  SGA is linked to higher risk of morbidity and death of newborns. Research Verena Sengpiel says that the correlation between consumption of caffeine and fetal growth was established even among women who followed the recommended limit of caffeine intake at 200 mg per day or equivalent to two cups of coffee. The research team conducted a study involving 59,000 pregnant women from […]

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Taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements, an omega-3 fatty acid may help prevent very short pregnancies or risky premature deliveries in pregnant women, according to a new study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Women in the US have been found to have shorter pregnancies compared to women from other developed countries. Furthermore, their babies also tend to have lower birth weights. For these reasons, lead author Susan Carlson a nutritionist at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City believes that the results of their study are important. She says that many women in the U.S. […]

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Too Much Coffee Lowers Babies’ Weights

New research reveals the association of caffeine from all sources (such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and food containing cocoa like deserts, cakes and chocolates) with SGA babies (small for gestational age) as well as low birth weight and extended duration of pregnancy. Moreover, intake of caffeine from coffee was linked to an even longer length of pregnancy. The new study was published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine. The project led by Dr. Verena Sengpiel investigated the impact of caffeine intake of mothers on their babies during pregnancy. About 60,000 pregnancies were included in the study and […]

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