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Caffeine during pregnancy makes bigger babies

2018-04-24 16:43 #0 by: Tealover

A new study from Norway indicates that a higher caffeine consumption during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight children.

Other studies have indicated this before but this study calculated all the caffeine intake, not just caffeine from coffee. And it's also a quite big study.

The result shows that the higher caffeine consumption is during the pragnancy the higher is the risk of overwheight children in higher ages (at most 8 years old).

If I understand the study correctly though, intake up to 200mg caffeine a day does not give higher weight than average.

200 mg caffeine is about 2½ to 8 cups of tea with 2 dl tea per cup. The difference is because the amount of caffaine differs greatly in tea*.

So maybe the recommendation of maximum of 300mg caffeine a day** should be lower?

* not included matcha

** The recommendation in Sweden, it may differ in other countrys


2018-04-24 16:46 #1 by: Leia

wow this is so interesting, I would never have thought there would be a relationship between the two Horrified

All the best, Leia

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2018-04-24 16:52 #2 by: Tealover

#1 Yes, if there would be any I would have guessed the oposite

2018-04-24 17:10 #3 by: Leia

#2 Same here! This is really valuable information to have, especially if you are expecting. 

All the best, Leia

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2018-04-25 07:20 #4 by: Niklas

I wonder if the effect lasts or if they become normal size children when they grow up.


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