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FDA Warns on High-Caffeine Supplements

FDA Warns on High-Caffeine Supplements

The FDA says that dietary supplements that contain pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid form are “considered unlawful” when sold to consumers in bulk quantities. Just a single teaspoon of a powdered pure caffeine product can contain around 3,200 mg of caffeine, which can be life-threatening to…

Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Does Not Have Long-Term Harmful Effects on Sleep

Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Does Not Have Long-Term Harmful Effects on Sleep

Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no long-term harmful effects on sleep or control of breathing, according to a new study. Carole L. Marcus, MBBCh, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, expressed that 201 premature infants who participated in the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity study found…

The ‘Big, Bad Buzz’ of Caffeine

The ‘Big, Bad Buzz’ of Caffeine

A friend commented the other day, “Drugs are neither good nor bad. They have no ethics.” I was reminded of this as I spent the hours of 2 – 4am last night awake and cursing that after-dinner espresso. Caffeine is so integrated into most Americans’ daily lives it’s easy to forget…

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