Diet - caffeine
The American Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs states that moderate tea or coffee drinking likely has no negative effect on health, as long as you live an otherwise healthy lifestyle.
People who may want to avoid caffeine or only drink small amounts of it include:
Carefully watch how much caffeine a child gets. Even though caffeine is safe in moderate amounts, it is a stimulant. A hyperactive child may need to avoid caffeine.
Small amounts of caffeine during pregnancy are safe, but large amounts are strongly discouraged.
Many drugs will interact with caffeine. Talk to your health care provider or pharmacist about possible interactions with caffeine whenever you take medications.
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