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Pre-pregnancy caffeine and caffeinated beverage intake and risk of spontaneous abortion.

A surge in the risk of spontaneous abortion is associated with generous consumption of caffeinated beverages before pregnancy.

​This study assessed the effect of the intake of caffeinated beverages before pregnancy on a woman's risk of suffering from spontaneous abortion. With the aid of validated questionnaires, researchers collated and analyzed data on the beverage drinking habits of 11,072 pregnant women. All incidents of spontaneous abortion during the study period were also recorded. 

Researchers noticed a high rate of spontaneous abortion among women who consumed generous amounts of caffeinated beverages before pregnancy. Pre-pregnancy consumption of 4 or more servings of coffee per day was found to increase the risk of spontaneous abortion by 20% in this study. The data from this study show that lovers of caffeinated beverages may have a high propensity to suffer from spontaneous abortion during pregnancy.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • Gaskins AJ, Rich-Edwards JW, Williams PL, Toth TL, Missmer SA, Chavarro JE.
  • Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Building II 3rd Floor, 655 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA. agaskins@hsph.harvard.edu. Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. agaskins@hsph.harvard.edu. Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Medicine, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Building II 3rd Floor, 655 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.
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