Caffeine in Energy Products and Health Effects -- IOM Workshop, Live Webcast Aug. 5 and 6


The Institute of Medicine is holding a two-day workshop in Washington, D.C., to discuss potential health impacts stemming from the consumption of caffeine in dietary supplements and foods commonly referred to as "energy products."  The workshop will explore cardiovascular and other health hazards associated with caffeine consumption; caffeine exposure and risk of cardiovascular and other health effects on vulnerable populations, including children, young adults, and pregnant women; additive impacts of caffeine with other ingredients and effects related to pre-existing conditions; and safe caffeine levels for both general and vulnerable populations.



The workshop will be held from 8:50 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 5, and from 8:50 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  The workshop will also be video webcast live at  


For more information or to view the agenda, visit  Due to limited space, reporters are encouraged to register for the workshop by contacting the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail