Health aspects of caffeine: benefits and risks
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Health aspects of caffeine: benefits and risks

Carrie Ruxton Freelance dietician, Cupar, Scotland

This article examines the benefits and risks associated with caffeinated foods and drinks, taking an evidence-based approach to identify appropriate daily caffeine limits. Suggestions are provided on how to structure dietary advice for different patient groups including children, individuals with hypertension, renal patients, athletes and older adults.

Nursing Standard. 24, 9,41-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.11.24.9.41.c7371

Correspondence

carrie@nutrition-communications.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review