Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

While sitting in Shakespeare class and shaking (literally) off a caffeine buzz, the Bohunk wondered just how much coffee would kill you. Turns out it would take roughly 5 to ten grams to kill a man, or, about 40 cups of coffee. A rather common occurance is actually caffeine poisoning; enough caffeine in a day can actually produce a toxin in your blood, enough to make a jittery person quite ill. About four thousand 'Mericans are hospitalized each year for caffeine poisoning, the majority from coffee or energy drink consumption. The next time you reach for a cup of joe, try to have less than forty two to avoid overdosing on caffeine. Two cups a day should be enough, my friends.
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