image:(Shutterstock)Routine Consumption of Caffeine Can Interfere with Pregnancy Programs - According to new research from the National Institutes of Health and the Ohio State University, drinking two or more cups of caffeinated beverages in the weeks before conception (fertilization) can increase the risk of miscarriage until it difficult to get a descent. These results apply equally to women and men.
In findings published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, researchers recruited 344 pregnant couples undergoing origin Michigan and Texas who participated in the study Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE).
Couples lifestyle factors, such as tobacco use, consumption of caffeinated beverages, and multivitamin use, tracked simultaneously with pregnancy health since a few weeks before conception until the seventh week of pregnancy.
At the end of the study, 28 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. The researchers found an association between caffeine intake and increased risk of miscarriage.
Researchers noted, if a woman or her partner drank more than two cups of caffeinated drinks in a day before conception, they were almost 75 percent more likely to miscarry than couples who did not drink caffeine.
"Caffeine consumption during the preconception in men is associated with miscarriage like caffeine consumption in women", said Germaine Buck Louis, Ph.D., lead author of the study.
"Even women who took a daily multivitamin with a doctor's advice before conception decreased 55 percent risk of miscarriage, caffeine consumption should be reduced by a couple who are still trying to get pregnant".