A new study found that even intake of low amounts of
caffeine could put pregnant women at higher risk of having an underweight baby.
The study found pregnant women who drank 100 to 199
milligrams of caffeine every day (about one to two cups of coffee) were 20
percent more likely to give birth to a baby with low birth weight than women
who consumed less than 100 mg per day.
The risk was increased by 50 percent in pregnant women
who drank 200 to 299 mg of caffeine per day.
The study was conducted by researchers in the United
Kingdom and published in the British Medical Journal.
The researchers found caffeine from all sources was all
the same raising the risk for pregnant women to have a low birth weight baby.
Babies with low birth weight are more likely to have a
variety of complications.
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