Maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy, early growth, and body fat distribution at school age.

  • Voerman E
  • Jaddoe V
  • Gishti O
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Abstract

OBJECTIVE The associations of maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy with offspring growth patterns and body fat and insulin levels at school age were examined. METHODS In a population-based birth cohort among 7,857 mothers and their children, maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy was assessed by questionnaires. Growth characteristics were measured from birth onward. At 6 years, body fat and insulin levels were measured. RESULTS Compared to children whose mothers consumed

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Authors

  • Ellis Voerman

  • Vincent W V Jaddoe

  • Olta Gishti

  • Albert Hofman

  • Oscar H Franco

  • Romy Gaillard

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