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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Watch your caffeine intake, a man dies of overdose

Is coffee your basic drink? Then read this.

Caffeine has been suspected in the death of a 23-year-old British man, who was reported to have overdosed on caffeine powder he bought on the Internet.

Michael Lee Bedford died after consuming "spoonfuls" of caffeine powder in a party. AOL Health reported that the British man had the equivalent of 70 energy drinks in his body when he died in April.

In September, a man from Kentucky, USA who allegedly murdered his wife used caffeine intoxication as his defense. He consumed lots of energy drinks and diet pills that made him mentally unstable and confess falsely. 

In October, 10 students were rushed to the hospital after indulging on fruit-flavored drink suspected to contain caffeine. School administrators, lawmakers and public health advocates are pushing to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks.

Dr. Eric Braverman said that overconsumption of caffeine would be about 100 cups of coffee.

Caffeine is found in coffee, energy drinks, soda and our favorite chocolate.

Source: TIME Magazine

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