Caffeine and Menopausal Symptoms

What Is the Association?

Stephanie S. Faubion, MD; Richa Sood, MD; Jacqueline M. Thielen, MD; Lynne T. Shuster, MD


Menopause. 2015;22(2):155-158. 

In This Article


In this study of women aged 40 years or older who were seeking care for menopausal concerns, caffeine intake was associated with more bothersome vasomotor symptoms. Given the exploratory nature of this study, we cannot make conclusions on how clinicians should advise symptomatic perimenopausal or postmenopausal women about caffeine use in relation to their menopausal symptoms. Future investigations using well-validated questionnaires to assess menopausal symptoms, caffeine intake, diet, physical activity, and hormone therapy use in large samples of midlife women would be helpful.