Teens monster drinks dangers

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Earlier this year, a half-dozen students from City Hill Middle School, in Naugatuck, Connecticut, traveled with their science teacher, Katrina Spina, to the state capital to testify in support of a bill that would ban sales of energy drinks to children under the age of A report found that more than 40 percent of American teens surveyed had consumed an energy drink within the past three months. Another survey found that 28 percent of adolescents in the European Union had consumed these sorts of beverages in the past three days. This popularity is in marked contrast to the recommendations of groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine , who say youth should forgo these products entirely. These recommendations are based on concerns about health problems that, although rare, can occur after consumption, including seizures, delirium, rapid heart rate, stroke, and even sudden death.

Energy Drinks

Teens and Energy Drinks: Health Safety Concerns

Daily, it seems there are news stories proclaiming the dangers of energy drinks for teens and about politicians or government agencies calling for the banning of energy drinks and their regulation. They publish a very detailed annual report documenting reported cases during that given year. Their latest report is for the year The above data is for single exposures only and includes energy drinks with multiple sources of caffeine, but not in combination with alcohol.

Teens Are Probably Drinking Too Much Caffeine

Between schoolwork, homework, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs and college preparation, most teens lead busy lives. With so much to accomplish, teens may turn to energy drinks to help them stay awake and focused. But is all that caffeine good for them? One problem with energy drinks is that they take the place of healthier beverage options that can keep teens hydrated.
Energy drinks are widely promoted as products that increase energy and enhance mental alertness and physical performance. Next to multivitamins, energy drinks are the most popular dietary supplement consumed by American teens and young adults. Men between the ages of 18 and 34 years consume the most energy drinks, and almost one-third of teens between 12 and 17 years drink them regularly. There are two kinds of energy drink products.