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 3-year-old Gauteng toddler’s miraculous recovery after heart stops for 20 minutes Mental health WATCH: You can live while missing a huge chunk of your brain Parenting What couples considering IVF need to know Diet and nutrition Can your diet be TOO healthy for your own good? Fitness Is the timing of your workout the key to staying slim? Medical New urine test might show whether prostate cancer needs treatment Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.