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Watts declared the official cause of death was “caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia.”
According to Cripe’s friends, in the span of less than two hours, Davis drank a café latte from McDonald’s and a large Mountain Dew at lunch, then “chugged” a 16-ounce energy drink when he got back to art class.
“I’m not saying that you’re going to die because you have an energy drink,” said Watts. “It’s not the level of caffeine in his system, but the amount of caffeine he took in … in that short period of time affected his heart.”
The FDA recommends that adults consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine a day – about four to five cups of coffee.
An energy drink may contain as high as 300 mg of caffeine.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children and adolescents should not consume caffeine at all.
Please pray for the Cripes family in their difficult time of loss.