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Consumption of coffee during pregnancy: Authors should adjust for history of drug abuse

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1268
  1. Michael Sindos, clinical research fellow (,
  2. Narendra Pisal, clinical research fellow,
  3. Stavroula Michala, SSHO in obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Department of Women's Health, Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF
  2. Women's Health Directorate, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH

    EDITOR—We read with interest the article of Wisborg et al.1 The authors support that high maternal coffee consumption during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of stillbirth but not with infant death. They mention that women with a high intake of coffee are more likely to be …

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