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Browsing Psychology Today website.. here's something interesting...

The amount of caffeine in some common foods and beverages is as follows:
• Coffee, brewed—40 to 180 milligrams (mg) per cup
• Coffee, instant—30 to 120 mg per cup
• Coffee, decaffeinated—3 to 5 mg per cup
• Tea, brewed American—20 to 90 mg per cup
• Tea, brewed imported—25 to 110 mg per cup
• Tea, instant—28 mg per cup
• Tea, canned iced—22 to 36 mg per 12 ounces
• Cola and other soft drinks, caffeine-containing—36 to 90 mg per 12 ounces
• Cola and other soft drinks, decaffeinated—0 mg per 12 ounces
• Cocoa—4 mg per cup
• Chocolate, milk—3 to 6 mg per ounce
• Chocolate, bittersweet—25 mg per ounce

and....symptoms of caffeine overdose include:
• Difficulty sleeping
• Muscle twitching
• Confusion
• In and out of consciousness
• Increased urination
• Increased thirst
• Death
• Fever
• Difficulty breathing
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Irregular heartbeat
• Rapid heart beat
• Convulsions

Now here's my question... why is death in the middle of the list? heck, why is death *ON* the list... who died from caffeine overdose and how many cups of coffee they drunk? I had 14 cups one day and all it did was make me hyper.......where'd they get these 'symptoms' from I wonder?


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Feb. 18th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
Probably because you gotta take some insane amount before it kills you. This CAN be done with caffiene pills, but really...

Same thing with fluoridated water, actually.
Feb. 19th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
Well, I can tell you that drinking an entire case of Bawls might cause death.


Especially when you add a few of these to each bottle:


Those penguins are VERY yummy. Laura might like them. :)
Feb. 19th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
keyword would be 'might' ;) besides how do you know caffeine is the cause of that, maybe it's the other stuff they put in those bottles and then blame it on caffeine? :P

Note: never tried Bawls, they don't have it here....
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