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American Beverage Association Statement in Response to Caffeine Study
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2008
Contacts: Tracey Halliday
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CAFFEINE STUDY
In response to “Maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage: a prospective cohort study,” a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Maureen Storey, senior vice president for science policy for the American Beverage Association, said:
“This study does not establish a cause and effect relationship between caffeine intake and miscarriage and provides no new information about why women miscarry. In fact, a similar but larger study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and published this month in the journal Epidemiology found no association between caffeine intake and miscarriage.
Moderate caffeine consumption has been recognized as safe – even for pregnant women – by a wide range of experts and government agencies, including the March of Dimes, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Canada and the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists. Furthermore, numerous regulatory agencies worldwide have evaluated risks from caffeine intake and determined that up to 300 mg per day is safe for all populations.
Women who are trying to conceive or who suspect that they might be pregnant should seek out, consult with and heed the advice of their health care provider.”
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The American Beverage Association is the trade association representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States.