Can too much caffeine kill you?


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If you drink too much coffee and caffeinated drinks can it kill you?

A teenager in South Carolina died after apparently drinking too many caffeinated drinks in a short time. In just two hours Davis Cripe drank a latte, a soft drink and an energy drink which caused "caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia". Generally medical experts say up to 400mg of caffeine per day is safe for healthy adults - roughly the amount in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of Coca-Cola or two energy drinks.


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