On August 5 and 6, Dr. Rick Kingston attended and briefly presented at the Workshop on Potential Health Hazards Associated with Consumption of Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements, which was put on by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In follow up to the meeting, NutraIngredients-USA.com published an article on August 13th titled, “Caffeine cards are on table following IOM meeting, observers say.”
In the article, Dr. Kingston is quoted explaining how the conference was a great opportunity for representatives from both sides (those who believe caffeinated beverages pose risks of serious injury to consumers, especially children and those that believe caffeinated beverages, when used responsibly and as directed, pose limited and manageable risks to all consumers) to debate and speak more openly about both sides of the issue; however, both Dr. Kingston and John Endres, ND, chief scientific officer of AIBMR Life Sciences and another attendee of the meeting, both agree that more work needs to be done by both researchers and companies on the topic of caffeine.
For more information on the workshop and what was discussed, read the full article below:
Caffeine cards are on table following IOM meeting, observers say
A recent workshop sponsored by the Institute of Medicine on caffeine and its effect in consumer products such as energy drinks was helpful in making clear the points of view of the various stakeholders, according to observers. What was less clear was what the data presented at the event actually show.