News that Vexes

News that Vexes

It's so tiresome to read 'new studies' that reveal Smoking, Stress or Obesity are Bad for you. Yet these studies appear all the time. It's time to take back the newswire from so-called Scientists!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

High caffeine levels found in energy drinks
Energy drinks that promise to boost performance and rev up metabolism can contain three to four times as much caffeine as a typical soda, a new study shows.
Well, yes, and that's why people buy these drinks.
So it's not surprising that energy drinks would contain large amounts of caffeine, said study co-author Dr. Bruce A. Goldberger of the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.
Right on, Dr. Goldberger! It's not surprising! (why are you publishing this study then?)
But the actual caffeine dose might surprise some consumers, he told Reuters Health.
Say, Doc, do you ever read the labels on these drinks? They say: "Cautions: Contains caffeine. Not recommended for children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, caffeine sensitive persons or to be mixed with alcohol. Do not consume more than 500 ml per day."

And lastly Dr. Goldberger notes:
"We believe that these products should be labeled," Goldberger said, noting that in Europe, drinks with more than 150 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per liter must be marked as "high-caffeine."

Not only do I agree with him, but I bet the energy drink companies would too: "Buy this product! Look how much caffeine it has!" So, basically everone's in agreement and this whole study is pointless.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home