Coffee in Pregnancy

How much coffee you can drink during pregnancy? The theories on the use of coffee, especially when you are pregnant, are really different. A study conducted by researchers at Bristol University, however, shows that the coffee, pregnant, it hurts. Here’s how to set the amount of coffee every day.

In pregnancy the coffee you can drink, but you should be limited to at most one cup per day.

What are the risks associated with the use of coffee during pregnancy?

As discovered by a group of researchers at Bristol University, in fact, excessive exposure to coffee or caffeine, would increase in future unborn child’s risk of developing leukemia.

In particular, the data of more than 20 scientific studies show that children born to women who drank coffee, usually manifest on average on 20% more likely to develop leukemia *. See maternity wear.

But why coffee is so harmful to the unborn child?

The researchers speculate that exposure to high doses of caffeine can promote changes in the DNA of cells of the child, making it more susceptible to developing certain cancers.

In short, coffee, like drugs, smoking and alcohol, hurt during pregnancy and new development of the fetus.

It is obvious that the scientific data from the University of Bristol lit a nice lighthouse on a very important issue though, as of today, we cannot talk about blatant evidence. There certainly does reflect on the only decision possible:

Absolutely better not to drink coffee during pregnancy or at most a small cup.

Other risks of coffee during pregnancy

In addition to the data collected from Bristol on leukemia, another risk factor would seem to be confirmed the use of caffeine during pregnancy. For most doctors, in fact, attested by a big study of 2008 which showed that the consumption of 200 or more milligrams of caffeine per day during pregnancy is associated with a risk of miscarriage almost twice as many pregnant women who do not take at all.

* The results of the study were published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.