Children’s and young adults’ average caffeine consumption has increased by more than 70 per cent over the past 30 years, and an end to this rise is not in sight: the drinks industry is posting its fastest-growing sales in the segment of caffeine-laden energy drinks. Not everybody is pleased about this development. Some people are worried about possible health risks caused in young consumers by the pick-me-up.
Have trouble waking up in the morning? Maybe your cup of joe isn’t giving you the jolt you need. But not to worry: there’s a new coffee on the market that promises to inject 200 per cent more caffeine in your mug than ordinary coffee.
Its name? Death Wish — and it claims to be the strongest coffee in the world.
Analysis of a large prospective study of more than 400,000 people found that men who drank four to five cups of coffee daily reduced their risk of death over a 13-year period by 12%, while women’s risk dropped by 16%, according to Neal Freedman, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues.