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Unformatted text preview: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm233987.htm positive: Caffeine is consumed in food or as a medicine, it changes the way your brain and body work and changes how you behave and feel. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. Your central nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord, and the other nerves in your body. Caffeine’s main effect on your body is to make you feel more awake and alert for a while Caffeinated alcoholic beverages, or CABs, are alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine as an additive and are packaged in combined form. Alcoholic beverages to which caffeine has been added as a separate ingredient have raised health concerns at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as in other federal, state, and local agencies. On Nov. 17, 2010, FDA announced that it had sent warning letters to four companies that make malt versions of these beverages, advising them that the caffeine included as a separate ingredient is an “unsafe food additive." Studies suggest that drinking caffeine and alcohol together may lead to hazardous and life-threatening behaviors. For Studies suggest that drinking caffeine and alcohol together may lead to hazardous and life-threatening behaviors....
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