Scientists Call For Caffeine Labels On Energy Drinks

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of about 100 health researchers has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate caffeine levels contained in energy drinks and require drinks to carry labels identifying the caffeine content.

Currently, there are no restrictions on caffeine content in energy drinks, which can pack as big a punch as 14 cans of Coca-Cola or five cups of coffee, according to the researchers.

High doses of caffeine can lead to caffeine intoxication, leading to nervousness, tremors, irregular heartbeats, and possibly death, according to the...
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