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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:0

Coffee and ethics

Coffee and ethics feature in this week's BMJ. There have long been worries that coffee drunk during pregnancy may harm the fetus, particularly as caffeine metabolism is slowed in pregnancy. A prospective study of 1500 women, reported on p 1358, found no link between blood caffeine concentrations and birth weight, but women who were smokers and who reported a higher …

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