Energy Drinks: What Teenagers (and Their Doctors) Should Know

EDUCATIONAL GAP Hundreds of different energy drinks are available and are marketed to adolescents, carrying the potential for substance abuse that involves caffeine and alcohol. Clinicians must be educated to deal with their patients’ use of these products. OBJECTIVES After reading this article, readers should be able to: Understand the size and scope of the…

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US News – Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

A new report warns that popular energy drinks such as Red Bull and Rockstar pose potential hazards to teens, especially when mixed with alcohol. The report, published in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics in Review, summarizes existing research and concludes that the caffeine-laden beverages can cause rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, obesity and other…

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