The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it will take a closer look at the health effects of caffeine, which can be found in a variety of sources and add up over the course of a day.
The agency "is taking a fresh look at the potential impact that the totality of new and easy sources of caffeine may have on the health of children and adolescents," Mike Taylor, the FDA's deputy, said in a statement..
The statement came on the heels of Wrigley’s launch of a new caffeinated gum. The product, called Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, is marketed to adults and contains 40 milligrams of caffeine, the company says.
Some products — like coffee, energy drinks and soft drinks — are well-known
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