A 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.
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.
The Food and Drug Association is investigating after learning that 5-Hour Energy drinks were cited in 13 deaths.
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 do caffeine would you say you drink a day? One study says 98 percent of people consume some kind of caffeine every day.
John (in for Michele) spoke with nutritionist Susan Moores about what people *don’t* know about energy drinks…