Coffee really does increase miscarriage risk

January 2008
New Scientist;1/26/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 2640, p19
The article discusses research which has found that caffeine intake increases the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. Researcher De-Kun Li surveyed 1063 women in early pregnancy about their caffeine consumption. The women were then monitored until 20 weeks of pregnancy or miscarriage. It was found that consumption of 200 milligrams or more of caffeine per day increased the chance of miscarriage twofold. Caffeine, which constricts blood vessels, may restrict blood flow to the placenta.


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