Cut caffeine in pregnancy?BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b300 (Published 28 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b300
- Johanna M Geleijnse, nutritional epidemiologist1
- 1Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
From their prospective study of maternal caffeine intake and fetal growth restriction the CARE Study Group concluded that caffeine intake before conception and during pregnancy should be reduced.1 The UK Food Standards Agency immediately advised pregnant women to drink no more than two cups of coffee or four cups of tea a day.
When studying nutrient intakes in relation to pregnancy outcomes, many factors should be considered in the design and statistical analysis of the …