New research focuses on caffeine intake

With the introduction of novel caffeinated beverages in the US market over the past several years, including energy drinks, caffeinated waters, and greater array of cold brew and specialty coffees, an updated understanding of caffeine consumption from beverages is warranted.

A new study is being launched by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) to collect beverage caffeine intake information from a nationally representative sample. Brand-specific caffeine concentrations will be applied to measures of beverage intakes, enabling more confident decision-making across academic, industry and government sectors — the three areas of IAFNS membership.

The research will be conducted from 2021-2023 and will collect information representing both the total US population and specific demographic groups. These findings will update the organisation’s 2014 assessment of beverage caffeine intake (Mitchell, 2014), and will provide investigators and health professionals in the public and private sectors with a current understanding of how reported caffeine consumption compares with levels associated with adverse health outcomes.

The study continues IAFNS’ tradition of excellence in this scientific area. A Systematic Review paper conducted by IAFNS was selected as the “Best Paper of the Year” in 2017 by the editors of Food and Chemical Toxicology.  Learn more about the Caffeine Systematic Review here.

The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) is committed to leading positive change across the food and beverage ecosystem. The research above will be supported by IAFNS Caffeine Committee. IAFNS is a 501(c)(3) science-focused nonprofit uniquely positioned to mobilise government, industry, and academia to drive, fund and lead actionable research.

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