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UM Study Says Energy Drinks Pose Serious Risk to Kids

NBC Miami [1]
Feb 14, 2011

Energy drinks not only may make your kid hyper, but it turns out they might also make them seriously unhealthy.

A study issued Monday from theĀ University of Miami School of Medicine [2] says energy drinks could pose a risk for serious adverse health effects in some children, especially those with diabetes, seizures, cardiac abnormalities or mood and behavior disorders.

The study, calledĀ “Health Effects of Energy Drinks on Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults,” [3] says the energy drinks “have no therapeutic benefit to children, and both the known and unknown properties of the ingredients, combined with reports of toxicity, may put some children at risk for adverse health events.”

According to study surveys, adolescents account for half of the energy drink market, and as many as 50 percent have reported consuming energy drinks.

Full article here [1]

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