Posted: Apr 30, 2013 9:12 AM by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The FDA is investigating the growing trend of foods and drinks touting an 'extra' boost of caffeine. The agency says it will study the potential impact these "new and easy sources" of caffeine will have on children and teens.
The move comes in responses to a new caffeinated gum that was introduced this week.
The 'Alert Energy Gum' contains 40 milligrams of caffeine per piece, which is the equivalent to a half cup of coffee.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that too much caffeine can harm their still developing Cardiovascular and Neurological systems.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties