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Caffeine to keep the forces awake


Caffeine can help increase reaction time and improve performance for military service men and women who must perform complex tasks or who need help staying alert for long periods, a report by the National Academy of Sciences says, the LA Times reports this week.

The report, by the academy's Institute of Medicine, found that 100 to 600 milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of one to six cups of coffee, "can be used in maintaining speed of reactions and visual and auditory vigilance, which in military operations could be a life-or-death situation."

"We think this is going to be extremely important in this ongoing effort to combat terrorism," Lt. Col. Donald Archibald, deputy director of military operational medicine at Ft. Detrick, Md., said.

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