Caffeine Controversy

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Caffeine and Birth Defects

World's Most Widely Used Stimulant

You are running late in the morning and have time for only a cup of coffee. You drink a second cup at the mid-morning work break, and wash down lunch with a 12-ounce cola drink. For a late afternoon pick-me-up you have another cup of coffee, along with a chocolate candy bar. Before leaving for home you take two tablets of an over-the-counter headache remedy that's supposed to be more powerful than aspirin. In the evening you drink a pepper beverage at dinner. After the meal, you linger over two cups of strong tea. You drink a cup of hot chocolate before retiring for the night. In this day you have consumed about 600 milligrams of caffeine, ...

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