Caffeine During Pregnancy Can Damage Your Baby

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How Caffeine During Pregnancy Can Damage Your Baby

A study shows that one dose of caffeine just two cups of coffee — ingested during pregnancy may be enough to affect fetal heart development and reduce heart function over the entire lifespan of the child. 

In addition, the researchers also found that this minimal amount of exposure can lead to higher body fat among males. Although the study was in mice, the biological cause and effect described in the research paper likely applies to humans as well.

Researchers studied pregnant mice for 48 hours. Mice given caffeine produced embryos with a thinner layer of tissue separating some of the heart’s chambers.

The researchers then examined the mice born from these groups to determine the long-term effects on the offspring. All of the adult males exposed to caffeine as fetuses had an increase in body fat of about 20 percent, and decrease in cardiac function of 35 percent.
Sources:

* Eurekalert December 16, 2008

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-12/foas-ald121608.php

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081216133440.htm

 

Bad Side Effects from Coffee

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Side Effects from Coffee 

Caffeine intake can lead to a fast heart rate http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/003399.htm , excessive urination, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, anxiety, depression, sleeping, and difficulty sleeping.
The effect of caffeine on health has been widely studied. In particular, the effects of caffeine on fibrocystic breast disease, heart and blood vessel disease, birth defects, reproductive function, and behavior in children has been closely examined.
Abrupt withdrawal of caffeine may cause headaches, drowsiness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Reduce caffeine intake gradually to prevent any symptoms of withdrawal. This is because it is a habit forming drug.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine
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What are the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal?

2006 — Daniel 

Regular caffeine consumption reduces sensitivity to caffeine. When caffeine intake is reduced, the body becomes oversensitive to adenosine. In response to this oversensitiveness, blood pressure drops dramatically, causing an excess of blood in the head (though not necessarily on the brain), leading to a headache.

This headache, well known among coffee drinkers, usually lasts from one to five days, and can be alleviated with analgesics such as aspirin. It is also alleviated with caffeine intake (in fact several analgesics contain caffeine dosages).

Often, people who are reducing caffeine intake report being irritable, unable to work, nervous, restless, and feeling sleepy, as well as having a headache. In extreme cases, nausea and vomiting has also been reported.

References.

Caffeine and Health. J. E. James, Academic Press, 1991. Progress in Clinical and Biological Research Volume 158. G. A. Spiller, Ed. Alan R. Liss Inc, 1984.

http://coffeefaq.com/site/node/11