Bad Science questions coverage of caffeine claims


The Express and other newspapers have been duped by bad research about the effects of caffeine, claims Ben Goldacre in his Bad Science column.

Last week the Express ran the headline, ‘Danger from just 7 cups of coffee a day”. It claimed ‘too much coffee can make you hallucinate and sense dead people say sleep experts. The equivalent of just seven cups of instant coffee a day is enough to trigger the weird responses.”

Goldacre said the claim was false and did not reflect the findings of the scientific research. He blamed the press release given to the papers, which included information that did not come from the study

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