Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 25 January 2018 Consuming energy drinks is a serious health risk Energy drinks are very popular among young people these days. A recent scientific survey, however, suggests that their high sugar and caffeine content (up to eight times more than coffee) makes consuming them a serious health risk, potentially leading to increased blood pressure, kidney damage, obesity and high-risk behaviour, especially when considering the widespread mixing of these drinks with alcohol. According to lead author Josiemer Mattei, "the evidence suggests they are harmful to health and should be limited through more stringent regulation by restricting their sales to children and adolescents". 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Eczema? Would you consider taking a bleach bath? Parenting Countries that ban spanking see less teen violence News Mom’s life is ruined after mystery sickness makes her look anorexic Parenting Breast milk may boost preemies' brain development Parenting Could same-sex couples have babies with shared DNA? Study hints it's possible Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.