A new study conducted in the U.S claims that higher intake of caffeine drinks will increase the chances of early pregnancy loss. NBC News published details of this study report on March 28, 2016.
Caffeine, the key ingredient in coffee is known for enhancing the cognitive abilities and mood of people. But, the recent news coming about caffeine intake is not that encouraging.
A team of researchers under the leadership of Germaine Buck Louis of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development conducted a study on the lifestyle habits of 344 couples before making this conclusion.
Through this study, the team aimed to identify various factors which affect conception and pregnancy loss. During the study, researchers observed the life habits of couples weeks before conception, till seven months into the pregnancy.
28 percent of the people who were under monitoring had pregnancy loss. Intake of caffeinated beverages is associated with a hazard ratio of 1.74 and 1.73 increased miscarriage risk among females and males respectively.
Germaine Buck Louis through a statement told that finding of this study will help couples to take preventative measures so that they can reduce the risk of pregnancy loss.
Older women aged 35 and above had 1.98 times increased the risk of suffering miscarriage when compared to younger women.
The intake of multivitamins is found to be quite helpful in reducing the chances of miscarriage. Having multivitamins daily reduced the risk of miscarriage by 55 percentage.
Many previous studies have suggested that folic acid and B6 intake will reduce miscarriage risks, and the new survey has substantiated these findings.