Caffeine levels should be reduced in energy drinks because of health risks, particularly to children, doctors wrote the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Energy drinks should have no more caffeine than sodas and companies should be required to list caffeine content on labels, said the letter, signed by 18 doctors from centers that included Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The correspondence was sent yesterday to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

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