MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Babies likely to become overweight if exposed to high levels of caffeine in womb, study finds

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Release date: 24/4/2018

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However, commenting on the study, Dr Thomas House, reader in applied mathematics, University of Manchester, said: “The evidence provided in the study for a causal effect is extremely weak and the statement from the authors that ‘complete avoidance might actually be advisable’ seems unjustified, particularly when we consider the effects that such a restriction might have on wellbeing of mothers.”

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TitleBabies likely to become overweight if exposed to high levels of caffeine in womb, study finds
Media name/outletManchester Evening News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/04/18
DescriptionHowever, commenting on the study, Dr Thomas House, reader in applied mathematics, University of Manchester, said: “The evidence provided in the study for a causal effect is extremely weak and the statement from the authors that ‘complete avoidance might actually be advisable’ seems unjustified, particularly when we consider the effects that such a restriction might have on wellbeing of mothers.”
URLhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/babies-likely-become-overweight-exposed-14566481
PersonsThomas House