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High coffee intake increases risk of miscarriage

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1456
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    Drinking more than five cups of coffee a day during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, according to a large retrospective study. The results showed, however, that moderate consumption of caffeine is unlikely to increase miscarriage.

    The researchers, from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, measured …

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