Monday, January 26, 2015

Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks

He beverage that manufacturers claim can boost physical and mental performance.
adverse health effects

Caffeine is the main ingredient in energy drinks, and the one that causes most health concerns. A single can contains as much as 500 mg of caffeine - the equivalent to five cups of coffee

Some types of coffee can have caffeine levels comparable to energy drinks, coffee is typically consumed hot and consequently more slowly. Further, the proliferation of new brands of energy drinks has included some brands, which contain extreme caffeine levels much higher than mainstream brands

Consumption of energy drinks among adolescents is associated with other potentially negative health and behavioral outcomes such as sensation seeking, use of tobacco and other harmful substances, and binge drinking is associated with a greater risk for depression and injuries that require medical treatment.


Alcohol & Energy drinks
A number of young adults who mix energy drinks with alcohol. There is an increasing amount of research linking energy drink consumption with high-risk behavior, particularly when combined with alcohol


Conclusion
"Energy drink sales & purchase are regulated by age, like alcohol and tobacco & a proven negative effect of caffeine in children. 

To date, policy development has been limited. Where policies exist, they are yet to be systematically evaluated in terms of their impact on heavy energy drink consumption, particularly among children and young adults. From a cautionary viewpoint, further research and policy action is necessary to minimize the risk of harm from heavy and long-term energy drink consumption."