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Caffeine and urinary incontinence in US women.

Generous consumption of caffeine may facilitate the onset of urinary incontinence in women.

​This study investigated the caffeine-urinary incontinence connection hypothesis. A total of 4,309 US women aged 20 years and above participated in this study and were assessed by their caffeine intake and self-reported cases of urinary incontinence. 

Researchers noticed that the chances of suffering from urinary incontinence rose with the increase in the rate of consumption of caffeine among the participants. Daily intake of an equivalent of 204 mg or more of caffeine was found to be associated with the development of all types of urinary incontinence, including stress, urgency, or mixed type, in this study. The data from this study suggest that high dietary ingestion of caffeine may be a factor that contributes to the occurrence of urinary incontinence in women.

Research Summary Information

  • 2013
  • Gleason JL, Richter HE, Redden DT, Goode PS, Burgio KL, Markland AD.
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1700 6th Avenue South, Suite 10382, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. jonathangleason@uabmc.edu
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
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