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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".

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