Caffeine Frenzy: A Scary Trend Is Putting Teens and Young Adults in Danger

July 25, 2014 Updated: July 22, 2014

Too much of a good thing can be bad. Sometimes it only takes a spoonful.

The Food and Drug Administration released a warning about powdered pure caffeine on July 18. Usually added to drinks before workouts for an energy boost or to aid weight loss, the white substance is readily available online. 

The federal advisory comes weeks after an autopsy ruled the death of a teen in LaGrange, Ohio, a caffeine overdose.

This article was originally published on, July 19, 2014. Read the complete here.

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