Chicago tops list as most caffeinated city in the U.S.

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NORWALK, CONN. — Chicago, Tampa, Miami, Phoenix and Atlanta are the most caffeinated cities in the United States, according to the inaugural Health Saver Caffeinated Cities Survey. HealthSaver is a health care discount service.

In contrast, the survey also found the least caffeinated cities to be San Francisco/Oakland, Philadelphia, New York, Detroit and Baltimore.

The research considered caffeine sources such as coffee, tea, sodas, energy drinks, chocolate, pain relievers and caffeine pills.

Seattle/Tacoma ranked highest in the nation for coffee consumption and cities most likely to say that caffeine is good for you. Chicago ranked highest in cola and chocolate consumption with Miami ranking highest in tea consumption. Philadelphia has the least cola and energy consumption in the country, with Los Angeles topping the charts for least chocolate consumption and the city most likely to say caffeine is bad for you.

Almost half of respondents (44%) said coffee would be most difficult to give up, and 71% of respondents said they are not addicted to caffeine. Sixty per cent said they consume about the same amount of caffeine as they did a year ago, and most who said they consume more caffeine than a year ago said they do so because their schedule is more demanding.

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