Children and teens face health problems from energy drinks

A recently released scientific study indicates that energy drinks pose real risks for kids. Caffeine might be harmful for teens and younger children, alleges the study which is being published in the journal Pediatrics. Greater regulation and research of energy drinks is advised by the report. People have been known to take out pay day loans for their energy drinks, these details might change that behavior. Source of article - Energy drinks could pose serious health risks for kids by MoneyBlogNewz.
Drinking ingredients like caffeine might be bad for teenagers
MSNBC reports that a research showed how ingredients in “energy boosters” like taurine, guarana and caffeine can be dangerous for teens and children to consume. "Health Effects of Energy Drinks on Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults" is the title of the report. It can be published in the pediatric medicine journal, Pediatrics. The report explained why children and teenagers are at risk. It said that the amount of stimulants in energy drinks makes the difference. There's a chance that heart palpitations, stroke, seizure and even death could be caused by the caffeine in energy drinks. It isn’t good for teenagers to have the caffeinated alcoholic energy beverages either. Drinks like Four Loko have risks because of it.
Energy beverages aren’t regulated in America
The report, which is available for free from Pediatrics in PDF format, states the beverages often contain more caffeine than labels disclose. Most already contain 70 to 80 milligrams of caffeine per each 8-ounce serving, which is nearly three times the quantity of caffeine in a can of cola. Energy drinks also contain other ingredients, such as taurine and guarana. There is three times the caffeine in guarana than there is in coffee. It's just like the bean that coffee has though. Several bodily functions are affected by the caffeine that goes into it. This is a stimulant.
Why is it bad?
Poison control centers in the U.S. don’t consider energy drink overdoses. This is something the report mentions. However, health care officials in Germany and New Zealand have linked energy drink overdoses to mild symptoms like nausea, vomiting and irritability and to serious side effects such as liver damage, respiratory distress, kidney failure, heart trouble and even sudden death. There has been more health concerns associated with energy beverages tracked by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. It was discovered that just from Oct to Dec. 2010, there were 677 cases of energy drink overdose. The AAPCCC also noted 331 cases since the beginning of 2011.
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