Children & Women

Watch out with caffeinated drinks during pragnancy

06:56 AM 2016

The study, carried out by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Ohio State University, was based on data from the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study.

The Ohio State University study followed 501 couples in Michigan and Texas from 2005 to 2009, examining the relationship between fertility, lifestyle and exposure to chemicals in the environment.

However, the risk was almost as high — 1.73 — if the male partner drank that much caffeine or more. “Our findings also indicate that the male partner matters, too,” said lead author Germaine Buck Louis, director of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at the NIH.

He added that Male preconception consumption of caffeinated beverages was just as strongly associated with pregnancy loss for the females, so It isn’t only women that should be mindful of their caffeine consumption, but men as well.


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