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Energy Drink Ingredients Provide No Health Benefit and Make Children Sick

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - Feb• 14•11

Energy drinks have widely varying amounts of caffiene which can be especially too much for children. “Nearly one-third of kids 12 to 14 years old regularly consume these beverages, which contain caffeine, sugar and other additives, said study author Judith Schaechter, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami. Of the 5,448 U.S. caffeine overdoses reported in 2007, 46 percent occurred in those younger than 19, Schaechter and her co-authors said.”

Energy Drink Ingredients Provide No Health Benefit and Make Children Sick

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