energy drinks

Poison Centers Report 40 Percent of Calls About Energy Drinks Involve Kids Under 6

A new study finds more than 40 percent of calls to the National Poison Data System about energy drinks involve children under age 6. In many cases, the children experienced abnormal heart rhythms or seizures, CNN reports. Most parents were not aware that their children had consumed an energy drink, the…

Energy Drinks Could be Big Public Health Problem for Young People: Report

The risks of heavy consumption of energy drinks among young people could soon become a significant public health problem, according to a new report. Adverse health effects from consuming energy drinks with alcohol are a special concern, Time reports. “The consumption of high amounts of caffeine contained within energy drinks reduces drowsiness…

Mixing Energy Drinks With Alcohol Increases the Urge to Drink

A new study finds mixing energy drinks with alcohol increases the urge to drink. People who consume the mixture may drink more alcohol than they planned, according to the researchers. “Obviously these findings are not going to deter young people from drinking if they want to get drunk, but they…

Teens Who Consume Energy Drinks May Be More Likely to Use Alcohol and Drugs: Study

A new study suggests teens who consume high-caffeine energy drinks such as Monster or Red Bull may be more likely to use alcohol, drugs or cigarettes. The study included almost 22,000 students in grades 8, 10 and 12, HealthDay reports. The researchers found 30 percent said they drank high-caffeine energy drinks…