University of Rochester CTSI-Funded Researcher Finds Negative Effects of Caffeine in Utero

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New research led by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) finds caffeine consumed during pregnancy can change important brain pathways that could lead to behavioral problems later in life. Zachary Christensen, first author of the study who is funded by the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute's TL1 award, analyzed more than 9,000 brain scans of nine and ten-year-olds from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, the largest collaborative long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.

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