IOM Releases Summary on Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released presentations from a workshop chaired by SPHHS Dean Lynn Goldman on the potential health hazards related to the consumption of caffeine in food products and in dietary supplements. Years of scientific research have shown that moderate consumption of caffeine by adults is not associated with health problems. However, new snack foods, energy drinks and dietary supplements containing added caffeine have raised some concerns about possible health problems associated with these products, especially when they are targeted to children. The new report includes presentations by scientists at the workshop, which was held at the IOM in August 2013.