Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? Parenting 7 ways to take care of your mental health during pregnancy Mental health Did Robin Williams' suicide spur 'copycat' acts? Lifestyle How to save yourself from a stroke before it’s too late Lifestyle Can eating cheese really give you nightmares? Medical SEE: Here’s something you should do every 2 hours if you sweat a lot From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?