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Caffeine in drug products appears to be source of sleep problems in elderly -- JAGS study.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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CAFFEINE IN DRUG PRODUCTS MAY BE SOURCE OF SLEEP PROBLEMS in elderly patients, according to a study by researchers from the National Institute on Aging, Universita Cattolica del Sacre Cuore in Rome and University of Iowa that appears in the August issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. "Older patients should be encouraged to use medications that are caffeine-free whenever possible," Lori Brown, PhD, MPH, et al. concluded. The study measured the impact of caffeine when used as a medicinal ingredient on sleep complaints in a population aged 67 to 105.
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