(HealthDay News) -- Caffeine in limited amounts is OK for most people, but too much of the stimulant can be dangerous to your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
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The FDA adds:
- Caffeine is found in many foods, including various beverages and dietary supplements.
- Coffees and teas labeled "decaffeinated" can actually contain 2 to 15 milligrams of caffeine in an 8-ounce cup.
- Pregnant women and people who take certain medications should be aware of their doctor's recommended caffeine consumption.
- The FDA suggests consulting a physician about the safety of children consuming caffeine.
- Caffeine should not be used as a substitute for sleep.
- If you want to cut back on caffeine, do so gradually to avoid unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
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