2nd Feature

November 2000 Issue

Coffee Break Or Caffeine Fix? Pros And Cons Of Stimulating Beverages

Talk about a wild ride. For decades, Americans have been riding a roller coaster of concerns about caffeine. As the most widely consumed stimulant of our time, itís been alternately blamed and forgiven for numerous health conditions, including heart disease, osteoporosis and headaches. The newest uproar concerns the charge that manufacturers of soft drinks may be using caffeine to create an addiction to their products. Here, EN sorts out the evidence.

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