Dr. Park: That would be a fatal dose of caffeine


Here’s how an article in May issue of Las Vegas Health magazine read, quoting Dr. David Park, chairman of the Department of Primary Care at Touro University of Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine: “Park views caffeine or alcohol as a 'negative bottle of water,’ and for every bottle of caffeinated beverage consumed, an equal sized amount of water should be added. He says some so-called energy drinks can have more than 100 grams of caffeine.”
That’s a lot of caffeine. Enough to be fatal — Park points out that 10 grams of caffeine is enough to kill someone.
The article should have said “He says some so-called energy drinks can have more than 100 milligrams of caffeine.”
Since Las Vegas Health is no longer publishing — the May issue was the last one for the magazine produced by R-J parent company Stephens Media — we wanted to get the word out to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Vegas Health Beat seemed to provide the best opportunity for that.
Las Vegas Heatlh regrets the error and is thankful to Dr. Park for pointing it out so quickly.

 

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