Pregnant Women Can Still Drink Coffee, Study Says
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The mothers involved in the study took part in a Collaborative Perinatal Project that was conducted throughout the U.S. between 1959 and 1974. This was during a time when there was little concern of caffeine, so the authors concluded that this study was able to look into a broader ranger of caffeine intake.
A previous study published by The Research Institute back in March looked into the effects of caffeine consumption during pregnancy and childhood obesity. The mothers involved in the same Collaborative Perinatal Project were studied and researchers found that caffeine did not directly affect the children’s obesity. About 11 percent of the children at age 4 were obese, and seven percent were obese at age 7. The researchers did not attribute this to caffeine consumption during pregnancy.
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