Caffeine OD: The dangers of too much caffeine

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October 25, 2012, 7:50 am
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(NECN/AP) - The highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink has been cited in five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack, according to reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating.

The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.

Toxicologist Dr. Richard Church joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the case, and the overall danger of highly caffeinated energy drinks.

How much caffeine is too much cafffeine? Watch the attached video for more.

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