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Is your Energy Drink causing your Child Heart Problem, Delusion or maybe even ADHD?

Published:22 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     2 min read

Between 2005 and 2009, emergency room visits increased 10 times reaching 13,114 involving energy drinks. Almost half of the patients were in the age group of 18 to 25 years. Yet energy drinks like 5-Hour Energy and Monster Energy are sold as dietary supplements.


energy drinks may cause kidney damage

According to Reuters, a new study by pediatricians in the U.S. warns that energy drinks may cause kidney damage, seizures or even death in children. Between 2005 and 2009, emergency room visits increased 10 times reaching 13,114 involving energy drinks. Almost half of the patients were in the age group of 18 to 25 years.

A recent study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health found that energy drinks to be the contributing factor for ADHD symptoms in children in several cases. The study surveyed 1,649 randomly selected middle school students in the average age of 12.4 years.

Recently NaturalNews published a study that described how energy drinks, most of which are pushed by high profile athletes, sports companies and mainstream media are not only bad for you, they are in fact downright dangerous for you.

stats death by caffeine

According to The New York Times, FDA (Food and Drug Administration), has received around 13 reports of death caused by drinking energy drinks in the last four years. In fact since 2009 FDA has witnessed 90 filings wherein 30 of the cases involved serious life threatening problem like heart attack, convulsions and at least one case of spontaneous abortion.

According to FDA, they don't have any conclusive scientific evidence to help them regulate caffeine any more than what is already stipulated by them. FDA officials say the issue is more complex since some high caffeine drinks like Red Bull is already been sold under FDA rules. While on the other hand, energy drinks like 5-Hour Energy and Monster Energy are sold as dietary supplements.

    ADHD symptoms in children

    According to Dr. Holly Benjamin of the American Academy of Paediatrics, children don't need energy drinks. They contain caffeine and other stimulant substance which isn't nutritional. Children are more vulnerable to the contents of energy drink compared to adults. Drinking them on a regular basis will stress out the body, which is not a good thing for growing child. Dr. Benjamin said she recently saw a case of a 15 year old child with ADHD who was hospitalized because he was suffering from a seizure after drinking two bottles of Mountain Dew, a popular soft drink containing caffeine.

      Sales of non-alcoholic energy drink are a $840.6 billion business globally. It is estimated that kids and teens account for almost half of those sales. Manufacturers of energy drinks claim that the drink is helpful in enhancing both mental and physical performance.

      However such clams have been downplayed for long by medical community for their caffeine content and other serious health related complications.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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