The consumption of caffeine during pregnancy, too often can lead to child obesity


Pregnant women who drink coffee and other caffeinated drinks in large quantities, tend to be children who are overweight, compared to mothers who limit their intake of caffeine during pregnancy. According to a study in Norway.

The researchers investigated data on the intake of caffeine on nearly 51000 mothers and their baby’s weight gain during childhood. Compared with mothers who consumes less than 50 milligrams of caffeine (less than half a cup of coffee or 4 ounces) per day during pregnancy, women who consume an average of 50-199 milligrams per day (between half a cup to two cups of coffee The size of the 8ons) during pregnancy have a 15 percent higher tendency to have babies with excess body weight infants at the age of one year, according to the study.

Weight gain baby increased caffeine consumption increases along with their mothers. With caffeine intake  “high ” ie between 200-299 milligrams of caffeine per day during pregnancy, that is 200-299 milligrams per day during pregnancy, babies who are born can have a higher tendency to excess body weight. Meanwhile, with the intake of caffeine is classified  “very high ” at least 300 milligrams per day, the tendency of the baby that is born has obesity rises to 45 percent.
 “High caffeine intake during pregnancy is associated with a surplus of growth since childhood and later obesity in the child ” said study lead author Dr. Eleni Papadopoulou of the Public Health Institute of Norway.

 “The result supports current recommendations to limit the intake of caffeine during pregnancy to less than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day “, Papadoulou said by email.
As the results of the study also found the risk of excessive weight gain in children whose mothers consumed less caffeine, results of the study also adds evidence that pregnant women might consider not drinking coffee and soda are the same Once the word Papadoupoulou was added.

 “It is important for pregnant women to know that caffeine is not only included in drinks coffee, but there are also in-drink caffeinated soft drinks (eg drinks taste cola drinks and energy enhancer), the caffeine levels in the crowd could donate large Enough, ‘ said Papadopoulou.

There has been no study that will definitely prove how caffeine mirrors at a level that is safe for pregnancy due to the ethics of scientists would not test medications or supplements to women if there are potential damage to the mother or her babies.

Although there are already results of research, more than three quarters of pregnant women reported that they consumed caffeine. The results of the study became an important reminder for mothers to keep consumption to less than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day, said Lisa Bodnar, a health researcher at the University of Pittsburgh who was not involved in research.

 ‘ Caffeine content could probably change in brain development  ‘ said Bodnar via email.  “This is important because the brain has a strong influence on the appetite. “