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Energy drinks have a far more drastic effect on heart health than many are aware: Just two drinks a day can make your blood pressure soar

4/27/2016 - The deception with energy drinks begins with the word "energy." Once inside the body, these beverages actually go to war with the body's inherent ability to produce cellular energy. By creating an acidic environment in the gut, these beverages actually inhibit oxygen utilization within the cells. In...

Energy drinks cause ADHD symptoms in children

3/7/2015 - It's odd how scientific studies have come to corroborate what is seen and known by many, yet long-term comprehensive dots are not connected in the overall scheme of things in the "scientific community." The studies don't lead to any remedial action from the FDA, such as curbing sugar content in high-sugar...

Sports and energy drinks are 'essentially sodas without carbonation,' state researchers exploring health risks of sugary beverages

8/19/2014 - Professional athletes who rely on popular sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade are really doing themselves a disservice, impairing their performance potential. Once in the body, these dye-filled "Kool-Aid-like" drinks actually acidify the cellular environment, restricting oxygenation of cells while...

Teenage boy's kidneys fail after consuming 8 liters of acidifying energy drink in 16 hours

3/23/2014 - "I was playing Call of Duty. Then everything went dark and I passed out." "When I woke up, I was terrified." These are the words of 14-year-old Henrik Eide Dahl, who had downed 8 liters of energy drink in a 16-hour period during a video game marathon party. 14-year-old boy's kidneys fail, as...

Teens who use energy drinks more likely to smoke, use alcohol, take drugs

2/15/2014 - A new study has found that energy drinks may be a sort of gateway drug to smoking, alcohol and drug use for teens. The study, which was published in the January/February issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, found that nearly one-third of American teenagers drink high-caffeine energy drinks,...

Red Bull sued for $85 million over man's death

11/11/2013 - Red Bull is being sued for wrongful death after a healthy 33-year-old man collapsed dead on a basketball court after gulping the high-caffeine drink. The lawsuit, for $85 million, is believed to be the first wrongful death suit against the world's largest energy drink company. Construction worker...

Substance found in energy drinks and red meat may be connected to heart disease

7/20/2013 - New research has shown that a substance which can be found in red meat and as an ingredient in energy drinks triggers atherosclerosis or the hardening and clogging of arterial blood vessels. The researchThe scientists behind the research claim that the bacteria found in the digestive tract change...

Five-hour energy drinks linked to death, convulsions and spontaneous abortion

11/20/2012 - Researchers continue to discover more evidence that all of those energy drinks, which are pushed by high-profile athletes, sports companies and the mainstream media, are not just bad for you, they are downright dangerous. Officials with the Food and Drug Administration say they've received reports...

Monster energy drinks possibly the cause of five deaths

10/26/2012 - Monster energy drinks are a popular choice for a caffeine fix among teens and young adults, but can drinking too many of them be fatal? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now investigating five deaths within the past year, the victims of which had consumed Monster drinks before their deaths. Monster...

Sports and energy drinks irreversibly damage teeth by 'bathing' them in acid

5/11/2012 - If you are known by your friends for your "winning smile" or are otherwise concerned about your dental health - and you're a sports drink-a-holic - you might want to consider using a different option to help energize before workouts or quench your thirst after. That's because, according to a new...

The dark side of energy drinks - risking your health for temporary stimulation

10/6/2011 - Energy drinks have become a modern day phenomenon, with tens of millions now being consumed daily. What's not to like about having more energy and alertness, particularly if it comes from beverages which often tout herbal and other "natural" ingredients? As it turns out, there is a very great deal not...

Pediatricians warn about seizures from energy drinks, but not vaccines

2/14/2011 - It's big news today: A new report released by conventional pediatricians in the U.S. warns that energy drinks may cause seizures, kidney damage and even death in children. "Across the world there are signs that for some people who consume these drinks, there are side effects," explained Dr. Steven E....

Energy Drinks Causing Caffeine Intoxication

2/5/2009 - The way that energy drinks are marketed and used places consumers at significant risk of caffeine intoxication, according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. "The caffeine content of energy drinks varies...

High-Caffeine Energy Drinks Like Red Bull Linked to Violence, Risk-Taking Among Teens

9/9/2008 - Teenagers who drink large quantities energy drinks such as Red Bull are more likely to engage in risky and violent behavior, researchers have warned. Popular energy drinks with caffeine as the primary active ingredient include Amp, Full Throttle, Monster, Red Bull, Spike Shooter and Wired X344. The...

High Cost of Energy: Study Shows Energy Drinks Can Be Harmful

12/11/2007 - It seems energy can be found everywhere these days. Energy in a can, energy in a cup, energy in a bottle. . .Wherever it is, people are looking for it because, well, we seem to be lacking it. Generally speaking, synthetic energy enhancement can have some long term health consequences, one of which is...

Sodas and energy drinks can supply a surprising caffeine jolt (press release)

8/11/2006 - Some carbonated sodas and energy drinks are loaded with caffeine and can give an unhealthy pick-me-up to unsuspecting consumers, University of Florida researchers warn. Because caffeine can pose health risks for people with certain medical conditions, beverages containing the additive should clearly...

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