On air now

5 AM-7 AM

Tea May Be Harmful For Unborn...

News

Tea May Be Harmful For Unborn Babies

TodayFM
TodayFM

7:19 AM - 16 Jan 2019



Drinking tea while pregnant may be bad for the unborn baby, according to new research.

The UCD study shows a consistent link between both caffeinated tea and coffee and negative birth outcomes.

In the study of around 1,000 pregnant Irish woman, tea was the main source of caffeine for 48 percent, while it was coffee for 39 percent of women.

In the highest caffeine consumption group, the risks of delivering babies with abnormally low birth weight or sort gestational age at birth were about two times higher.

Maternal caffeine intake has also been lined to other negative outcomes for babies, such as lower IQ.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recommends a daily intake of less that 200 milligrams of caffeine for pregnant woman - that's less than two cups of tea.

 



Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Early Breakfast With Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast With Paula Macsweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

Up next

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's National Anthems

Ed's National Anthems

7 PM-10 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

10 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast with Paula MacSweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on