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The death of a 14-year-old girl after drinking 480 milligrams of caffeine and slipping into a coma offers a potential warning about the dangers of high energy drinks, which contain unregulated amounts of caffeine. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.
Dr. Saunders Dives Into 5Hour Energy
Dr. Weston Saunders takes a look at the potential risk of Five Hour Energy drink and products like it.
How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?
May 2, 2012
If you drink ore than 500 mg per day — that’s about four to five cups of coffee — it can lead to addiction, anxiety, irritability and even hallucinations.
Energy Drinks Target Over 60 Crowd?
Energy Drinks to Target Over-60 Crowd?
Jan 10, 2012
Research says advertising will shift to older market...
Durbin Asks FDA to Regulate Caffeine
Thursday, Apr 5, 2012
Durbin's request came after after learning the story of a 14 year-old girl from Maryland who died of a cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity.
Energy Drinks Rot Your Teeth....
Young adults consume these drinks assuming that they will improve their sports performance and energy levels and that they are ‘better’ for them than soda,” said Poonam Jain, lead author of the study. “Most of these patients are shocked to learn that these drinks are essentially bathing their teeth with acid.
Energy Drink Dangers Fox News
Nov 17, 2010
Teens think they are getting a boost, but energy drinks can do more harm than good. See how dangerous these caffeinated beverages could be...
Richard Besser Caffeine Warning
Many common drinks available to your teenagers contain too much caffeine.
Energy Drinks Dangerous for Kids?
Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn't use the popular products
Energy or Enemy?
February 14, 2011 — A lack of research and regulation associated with energy drinks, combined with reports of toxicity and high consumption, may result in potentially dangerous health consequences in children, adolescents, and young adults, according to a review of scientific literature and Internet sources.
Energy drinks can be dangerous for
Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn't use the popular products.
Safety Report: Dangers of Too Much C
It's the most common addictive drug and it's what keeps most of us fueled for work or running family errands. Ninety percent of Americans consume caffeine - from coffee to chocolate, energy shots to soda - every single day. But too much caffeine or cutting it out cold turkey can cause big health risks.
No Red Bull, No Monster... Ban All
No Red Bull, no Monster. They're all now banned for athletes.
We've had a couple instances where athletes will have adverse reactions to the amount of caffeine or some ingredients, says the school's athletic trainer Roslyn Weise.
The county says several students, some in respiratory distress, had to be taken off the field by ambulance after consuming the energy drinks.
A lot of them would get a terrible headache, and have difficulty concentrating, nausea, upset stomach, Weise explains.