Women who consume at least 200 mg of caffeine per day during pregnancy are more likely to have offspring with excess growth in infancy and overweight in childhood, and the risk rises with increasing caffeine intake, according to an analysis of a Norwegian pregnancy cohort.

“In utero exposure to caffeine has been related to an increased risk for overweight and higher body fat in childhood in two previous epidemiological studies,” Eleni Papadopoulou, of the division of infection control and environmental health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway, and colleagues wrote. “However, the link between in utero caffeine exposure and excess growth in infancy is yet to be studied, even though excess infant growth is an established risk factor in the etiology of obesity and cardiometabolic disease.”

Governor Phil Bryant has declared that his goal is to make Mississippi the safest place for the unborn, but he continues to disregard the fact that the state is the most dangerous place in the nation to give birth. As he and state legislators attempt to eradicate abortion and to force poor women off Medicaid, thousands of mothers and babies continue to experience traumatic births and poor health outcomes annually, and hundreds die.

She had given birth in the village and died the following day due to complications.

Maternal deaths continue to be the biggest challenge in rural and remote areas where access to basic health services are impossible and the nearest health centre at Itokama is a three hour walk.

This is evident in Barai, a geographically remote area sharing the mountain ranges bordering with Central Province where road access is often inaccessible.

The Barai Plateau covers ten wards, 35 villages and has a population of 8,555 people.


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