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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Caffeine

Caffeine and health

Updated on 04/08/2016

Keywords : Caffeine

In the context of its assessment of the risks of consuming "so-called energy drinks", ANSES has closely examined the role of caffeine in the reports of adverse effects that it has received. Coffee is the main source of caffeine for adults, but so-called energy drinks are a new source of caffeine for children and adolescents. According to consumption data from the study published by EFSA in 2013, these beverages represent up to 15% of the caffeine intake of French children. In view of the results of these studies, ANSES recommends that consumers – especially children, pregnant women and individuals who are susceptible to its effects or who suffer from certain pathologies – use moderation with regard to caffeine. 

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