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Energy drink binge leaves teens with more than a hangover (including potential for tooth damage)

From the 20 April 2012 blog post at The Conversation

…There’s growing international concern about the likely negative health effects of energy drinks. A growing body of research evidence directly links energy drink consumption to cardiovascular risk and other adverse health outcomes…

…Consuming energy drinks has also been associated with a number of other health complications including irritability, headache, nervousness, insomnia, hallucinations, seizure,irregular or rapid heartbeatheart attacks and death.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Energy drinks have a positive impact on physical performance in sport and increased cognitive function, including choice reaction time, concentration and memory. A study that was financially supported by Red Bull found all this may be particularly helpful when driving prolonged distances or cramming for exams…

Energy Drink Dosen Sammlung

Energy Drink Dosen Sammlung (Photo credit: D.ST.)

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April 28, 2012 - Posted by | Consumer Health | ,

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