Coffee brake

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Women keen on motherhood are being advised to cut down their intake of coffee. A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in the US found that women who consume 300 mg of caffeine a day, roughly three cups of coffee or eight sodas per day, reduce their monthly chance of conception by 26 per cent.

The link between caffeine intake and lower fertility has been earlier indicated by other studies too. Now this is reinstated on the basis of the evidence that caffeine disrupts the menstrual cycle and may lead to an early loss of pregnancy.

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