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Caffeine linked to miscarriage risk.

Consumption of caffeinated beverages among both women and men in the weeks before conception may increase the likelihood of a miscarriage, according to a study published in March in Fertility and Sterility.

In analyzing data from the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment, which included more than 500 couples from Michigan and Texas, researchers found that a woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day in the weeks leading up to conception. In addition, women who drank more than two daily caffeinated beverages during the first seven weeks of pregnancy were also more likely to miscarry.

However, the study found that women who took a daily multivitamin before conception and through early pregnancy were less likely to miscarry than women who did not. In particular, women who took a multivitamin during the preconception period faced a 55 percent reduction in the risk of pregnancy loss, while women who continued taking the vitamins during pregnancy experienced a risk reduction of 79 percent.

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Title Annotation:HEALTH FINDINGS: The latest public health studies and research
Author:Krisberg, Kim
Publication:The Nation's Health
Date:Jun 29, 2016
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