Japanese media reported on Monday that a man in his 20s who had consumed a lot of caffeinated drinks over a long period of time died due to caffeine poisoning.
According to Fukuoka University, the man was working during the night and regularly took caffeine in beverage and tablet form in order to stay awake at work, Fuji TV reported. He worked at a gasoline station from midnight to dawn.
Colleagues said the man used to consume a lot of energy drinks and that he had vomited and collapsed many times in the year prior to his death, Fuji reported.
I – Word Understanding
Colleagues – workmate, teammate,
Caffeinated – drinks containing the natural amount of caffeine
II – Have Your Say
1. According to the Food Safety Commission’s guidelines, three cups of coffee a day for an adult and a 350-milliliter can of soda for children between 4 and 6 years old is the recommended maximum daily amount of caffeine intake. How about you how many cups do you usually take?
2. What do you think the reason why we usually take of caffeinated drinks?