Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Coffee and tea consumption and its association with risk of developing gestational diabetes in pregnancy
There is a large amount of observational data to suggest that increased coffee and tea consumption is protective against developing type 2 diabetes. It is currently unknown whether there is a beneficial effect of coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages on risk of gestational diabetes in pregnancy. Using data from the young cohort we will examine the prospective relationship between coffee and tea consumption and risk of gestational diabetes. A unique feature of these data is that repeat measures of the exposure of interest are available whereas previous studies were reliant on a single measure of exposure. Moreover, no other study has yet examined the relationship between coffee intake prior and during pregnancy on risk of gestational diabetes.

Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Rachel Huxley
Dr Danielle Schoenaker