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The Mutagenic Potential of Caffeine

  • R. H. Haynes
  • J. D. B. Collins

Abstract

In this paper we evaluate the available data on the mutagenic potential of caffeine and discuss its possible risk to man. A primary consideration in risk assessment is to compare the doses to which average human subjects may be exposed with those required to produce measurable genetic effects in various test systems.

Keywords

Recombination Adenoma Alkaloid Pyrimidine Thymidine 

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