The lawsuits rely on undeniably false information. For example, they all state: “Caffeine can be lethal in doses ranging from 200-400 milligrams.”Considering that a medium Starbucks coffee contains 330 mg of caffeine, such a statement defies logic. In support of that statement, the lawsuits misleadingly cite to an Australian case report which actually states that the median lethal dose of caffeine in rats is 200-400 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. This amounts to 16,000-32,000 milligrams of caffeine (or 100-200 Monster Energy drinks consumed in one sitting) for a 175 lb. person.
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