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Caffeinated Gum? Really?

by Jeffrey Bienstock, M.D. Director of Pediatrics The Valley Hospital

Posted on May 2, 2013

These days, it seems foods and drinks with added caffeine are everywhere – from sodas, to sports and energy drinks, potato chips, candy and now gum. The rapid growth in caffeine-infused foods and drinks has caught the attention of the Food and Drug Administration, which is considering placing limits on food makers' ability to add caffeine. Specifically, they want to investigate the safety of caffeine-infused foods and drinks and their effects on children and adolescents.

 

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