Scientists. They love talking about coffee. Every week it seems there’s more and more new stories on the web and in print, with some fresh scientific proclamation regarding caffeine or coffee compounds or why drinking more or less than 3 cups a day is or isn’t good for you. This week’s info comes to us from WebMD.com, the C. Everett Koop of online med journals:
Many pregnant women cut out caffeine the minute they find out they are expecting because of fears that their daily coffee may increase their risk for miscarriage or preterm birth. But a new position statement issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) should put some of their fears to rest. The group states that moderate caffeine intake — less than 200 milligrams a day — won’t increase their risk of miscarriage or preterm birth.