They add to the already heavy caffeine consumption of many through coffee, tea and cokes. Energy drinks are usually more potent than coffees or teas, and teens have easy access to them. Recently, a 40-year-old British male died from caffeine-packed mints. John Jackson bought a package of energy mints called Hero Instant Energy Mints and died after eating some or all of the 12 mints in the package. Each Hero mint has the same amount of caffeine as a can of a potent energy drink. How many were eaten is uncertain.
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Women sue: Caffeinated underwear doesn’t zap fat
Two women are suing lingerie maker Maidenform for “consumer fraud, breach of warranty and unjust enrichment,” according to Courthouse News. The manufacturer says underwear in its Shapewear line has “Novarel Slim yarn technology” that “provides slimming benefits by reducing the appearance of cellulite. Novarel Slim microfibre incorporates microcapsules containing caffeine, retinol, ceramides, and other active principles.” Related stories Wrangler Denim Spa jeans moisturize your nether regions I don’t know about you, but the only principle I want in my underwear is that of boxers over briefs. Anyway, the Brooklyn Federal Court suit brought by New Yorkers Christine Caramore and Michelle Martin claims the Shapewear didn’t burn cellulite as advertised, according to New York Daily News.
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