'U' Study: Energy Drinks Lead To Other Unhealthy HabitsWe've already heard that sports and energy drinks aren't exactly healthy choices, but a new study from the University of Minnesota has now linked them to other vices. Researchers said teenagers who have one of those drinks at least once a week are more likely to smoke cigarettes.
CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine DailyA new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it's not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that's a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
ER Visits Tied To Energy Drinks Double Since 2007 The young man stumbled into the emergency room late one night after a house party, saying his heart wouldn't stop pounding and he could barely breathe after downing liquor mixed with energy drinks.
5-Hour Energy Drinks Linked To 13 Deaths; FDA InvestigatingThe Food and Drug Association is investigating after learning that 5-Hour Energy drinks were cited in 13 deaths.
Bounce Park Pulls Energy Drinks, But Health Concerns Remain On Monday night, a WCCO-TV investigation showed a popular trampoline park selling highly caffeinated energy drinks and energy shots to kids. In the story’s aftermath, the two Skyzone parks in Minnesota pulled energy drinks from their shelves and are no longer selling them.
How Much Caffeine Is Too Much? How much do caffeine would you say you drink a day? One study says 98 percent of people consume some kind of caffeine every day.
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