NZPA: Children pregnant women should avoid energy shots

Yesterday, the NZFSA put out its caffeine risk profile, particularly focusing on which (if any) elements of the population should try to limit their consumption of high-caffeine energy drinks and shots.

Their advice remained as it had previously been: children, young teenagers, pregnant women and people sensitive to caffeine should minimise their consumption of these beverages.

The SMC wrapped up comment on the release, which can be found here.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“For most healthy adults, up to 400mg of caffeine in total a day – equivalent to four lattes – appeared to have no ill effects, researchers said, but there were no studies for chronic effects of caffeine consumption by children.

“There was evidence that caffeine consumed by a pregnant woman could affect the growth of her baby.”