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MOH Warns Against Excessive Consumption of Caffeine
05 April 2017
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned, through an awareness infograph published on its Twitter account, against the excessive consumption of caffeine, showing that the maximum intake of caffeine for adults should not exceed 400 mg per day (equivalent to 4 cups of coffee). Besides, the MOH pointed out that excessive consumption of caffeine may lead to side effects on appetite and stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS), in addition to other negative effects on humans, most prominently: insomnia, nausea, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), difficulty in breathing, headache, chest pain, hallucinations and loss of muscle control.
 
Within the same vein, the MOH highlighted that simple symptoms can be treated by increasing the level of water intake, practicing some light activities and eating foods high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
 
 



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