Caffeine intake during pregnancy may affect baby's size

05/20/2010 | Reuters

A study of more than 7,300 Dutch women found that those with high caffeine intake, equivalent to about six cups of coffee daily, while they were pregnant gave birth to babies that were slightly shorter, on average, compared with those born to mothers with lower caffeine intake. High caffeine intake also was tied to an increased risk of having a baby who was small for gestational age.

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