Dangers Of Energy Drinks

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In the last 5 years, energy drinks have exploded onto the scene of top beverages purchased. Energy drinks have become a huge trend throughout the whole world. However, a common question asked by consumers is if an energy drink is the cause of dangerous health issues. We will be exploring to find out if an energy drink has any relation to contributing towards harmful health risks in a person 's life. This question is important because energy drinks have been commonly purchased and consumed by students, athletes, and workers on a day to day basis. Energy drinks are modern day society 's new way of getting extra energy for convenience. Sema Attila and Banu Çakir, both members of the Department of Public Health, state “Of regular users of…show more content…
Energy drinks are not only popular for adults, college students, and workers but have also been increasingly popular in the younger generation. Sara M. Seifert, Judith L. Schaechter, Eugene R. Hershorin, Steven E. Lipshultz, from Department of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Program, state “According to self-report surveys, energy drinks are consumed by 30% to 50% of adolescents and young adults” (2011) Because the adolescent percentage is so high, selling rates of energy drinks are proven to be equally sold to both adult, teen, and younger people. Consequently, a younger immune system is still under development and can be damaged by over amounts of caffeine and sugar. Sara M. et al. reports, “Of the 5448 US caffeine overdoses reported in 2007, 46% occurred in those younger than 19 years. Several countries and states have debated or restricted their sales and advertising” (2011). Almost half of the percentage of consumers associated with dangerous health issues from energy drinks were children and teens. In addition, Sara M. et al. reasons, “In the short-term, pediatricians need to be aware of the possible effects of energy drinks in vulnerable populations and screen for consumption to educate families. Long-term research should aim to understand the effects in at-risk populations” (2011). The authors aimed to bring awareness to the bigger picture of how energy drinks are harmful to the…show more content…
Although, energy drinks have continuously been proven to have a number of causes to damaging different factors of energy drink users health. However, studies have proven energy drinks to have a positive effect on one 's nonmolecular performances. Athletes and other consumers mistook energy drinks for having an effect on their muscular strength and power. Except, energy drinks are mostly affecting the monomolecular muscles for short period of time before it catches up and causes the consumer to crash. According to Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez and Jesús G Pallarés, both studying in the psychology field at University of Castilla-La Mancha “The absence of ergogenic effects on neuromuscular performance when testing single actions near 1 RM may be explained by the insufficient caffeine dose (range, 1.0–2.0 mg/kg) that a single can of a commercial energy drink normally contains. (2014). This effect results to why many consumers continue to drink the energy drinks because it has the outcome of short-term
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