The dangers of consuming too much caffeine

The dangers of consuming too much caffeine

"It was so much caffeine at the time of his death, that it caused his arrhythmia", said the coroner.

"I probably drink two cups of coffee every day", said Davis.

Reider said many energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar, contain high levels of caffeine, as do Mountain Dew in the USA and lattes, which are made from coffee.

Dr. Dabrowski says many patients don't realize that the body becomes dehydrated when too much caffeine is consumed, which can lead to many other health problems.

Davis Allen Cripe died on April 26 from a "caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia", the Richland County coroner's office in the southern U.S. state wrote in a statement.

(The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends kids 12 to 18 years old stay below 100 mg of caffeine a day, or one cup of coffee.) That's because caffeine can speed up the heart beat and disturb the body's blood flow - which, in extreme cases, can be fatal. He had a cafe latte, a large diet mountain dew and an energy drink.

Most adults to turn to caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks to help them feel more awake and alert. Energy drinks contain about 300 mg of caffeine.

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Over the last few years, there have been several highly publicized deaths attributed to caffeine overdose - particularly in healthy teens and young adults - raising questions about the safety of America's favorite stimulant.

Obviously, since caffeine is found nearly everywhere, it can be very hard limit your intake to less than 400 mg. "Parents, please talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy drinks".

"The problem that we're learning is that it's not just caffeine, it's the other stimulants that are in there".

How much caffeine is in food and drinks? That's about 400 milligrams of caffeine daily.

"Do not want them to drink it, they're awful for your heart", said concerned father, Grady McMath.

"I think it means parents just need to have a conversation about responsible drinking of the energy drinks", he said.

"We worry about their safety, their health, especially once they start driving, but it wasn't a vehicle crash that took his life, instead it was an energy drink".

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