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Energy drinks linked to teen health risks
The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. Researchers are calling for limits on teen's access to the drinks and reduction in the amount of the caffeine in each can. (2014-03-06)

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth
Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-01-15)

Alcohol, calories, and obesity: Could labelling make a difference?
Mandatory calorie labelling of alcoholic drinks could possibly address both alcohol consumption and obesity. An analysis published in Obesity Reviews summaries the results of studies that have examined consumer knowledge of the calorie content of alcoholic drinks, public support for labelling of calorie content on such drinks, and the effect of labelling on consumption. (2021-02-03)

Energy and sports drinks attack enamel
Sports beverages and energy drinks appeal to people who maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, the same drinks that claim to recharge the body after a workout could cause more irreversible damage to teeth than soft drinks. (2005-03-21)

Digital marketing exposure increases energy drink usage among young adults
Energy drinks represent a new category of nonalcoholic beverage with global sales of over $50 billion. Containing caffeine as a main ingredient, energy drinks are a central part of partying and sporting culture. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that digital marketing of energy drinks was more persuasive with young adults than other marketing methods. (2018-10-05)

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes
Regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity status, finds a study published in The BMJ this week. (2015-07-21)

The price paid for higher energy is highly dangerous to teeth
Previous scientific research findings have helped to warn consumers that the pH (potential of hydrogen) levels in beverages such as soda could lead to tooth erosion, the breakdown of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth that leads to decay. However, the pH level of soft drinks isn't the only factor that causes dental erosion. A beverage's (2008-03-12)

Sports and energy drink consumption linked with negative behaviors
Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University. (2014-05-06)

Energy drinks plus alcohol pose a public health threat
Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults. (2013-12-02)

Energy drinks may be harmful to people with hypertension, heart disease
People who have high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid consuming energy drinks, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study to be published online Wednesday in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Researchers found that healthy adults who drank two cans a day of a popular energy drink experienced an increase in their blood pressure and heart rate. No significant changes in EKG measurements were reported. (2009-03-25)

Study examines risks, rewards of energy drinks
Popular energy drinks promise better athletic performance and weight loss, but do the claims hold up? Not always, say researchers at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. (2010-08-17)

Time to ban the sale of energy drinks to children, says senior doctor
It's time to bring in laws to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young people in England to tackle the twin epidemics of obesity and mental health problems, argues Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in The BMJ today. (2018-09-19)

Make calorie labels compulsory on all alcoholic drinks, says public health expert
Calorie counts should be mandatory on all alcoholic drinks as a matter of urgency, argues a leading public health doctor in The BMJ this week. (2015-04-28)

Study links soft drinks and fruit drinks with risk for diabetes in African-American women
Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in African-American women. These findings appear in the July 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. (2008-07-28)

Energy drinks trigger abnormal heart rhythm, rise in blood pressure
A new study adds to the evidence that energy drinks may be bad for your heart. (2016-03-02)

Identifying ways to minimize the harm of energy drinks
Because many countries allow the sale of energy drinks to young people, identifying ways to minimize potential harm from energy drinks is critical. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior provided unique insights into intervention strategies suggested by young people themselves to reduce consumption. In addition to more research and education, these strategies included policy changes targeting energy drink sales, packaging, price, and visibility. (2017-10-05)

Connections discovered between masculinity, energy drink use, and sleep problems
Energy drinks have grown in popularity for many Americans, but there is growing concern about the health risks of consuming them in large quantities. Because men are the main consumers of energy drinks, a research team lead by Dr. Ronald F. Levant set out to study a possible link between masculinity, expectations about the benefits of consuming energy drinks, how those expectations affect energy drink use, and the impact on sleep. (2015-11-04)

Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren
Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. (2015-02-09)

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol appears to be popular among Italian university students
Energy drinks have become more and more popular in recent years. Of particular concern is the increasing, and potentially dangerous, use of energy drinks and alcohol. New findings indicate that this practice is significant among university students in Italy. (2007-09-24)

How to head off a Red Bull habit -- study
Regular consumers of popular caffeinated energy drinks may need help kicking the habit. New research at Flinders University in Australia, published in the international journal PLOS One, put a form of cognitive incentive retraining -- a form of computer-based training aimed at reducing decision-making biases in purchasing energy drinks -- to the test on more than 200 regular consumers of energy drinks aged between 18 and 25. (2020-01-29)

Study shows energy drink 'cocktails' lead to increased injury risk
College students who drink alcohol mixed with so-called (2007-11-04)

Teenage TV audiences and energy drink advertisements
Researchers at Dartmouth College examined a database of television advertisements broadcast between March 2012 and February 2013 on 139 network and cable channels and found that more than 608 hours of advertisements for energy drinks were aired. Nearly half of those advertisements, 46.5 percent, appeared on networks with content themes likely to appeal to adolescents. (2015-03-06)

Caffeine experts at Johns Hopkins call for warning labels for energy drinks
Johns Hopkins scientists who have spent decades researching the effects of caffeine report that a slew of caffeinated energy drinks now on the market should carry prominent labels that note caffeine doses and warn of potential health risks for consumers. (2008-09-24)

Energy drinks work -- in mysterious ways!
Writing in the latest issue oft he Journal of Physiology, Ed Chambers and colleagues not only show that sugary drinks can significantly boost performance in an endurance event without being ingested, but so can a tasteless carbohydrate -- and they do so in unexpected ways. (2009-04-14)

Believing a cocktail contains an energy drink makes you feel more drunk
New research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident. (2017-05-10)

Energy drink use may lead to alcohol dependence
Many adolescents and college students innocently ingest large amounts of energy drinks to stay awake. But, new research shows that energy drink over-use is strongly linked with increased risks of engaging in episodes of heavy drinking and developing alcohol dependence. (2010-11-16)

Coffee, energy drinkers beware: Many mega-sized drinks loaded with sugar, MU nutrition expert says
Ellen Schuster, a University of Missouri nutrition expert, says that Americans should be wary of extra calories and sugar in the quest for bigger, bolder drinks. (2011-02-03)

Energy drinks cause insomnia and nervousness in athletes
A study analyzing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes has seen that, although in principle their sports performance was seen to improve by between 3 percent and 7 percent, there was also an increase in the frequency of insomnia, nervousness and the level of stimulation in the hours following competition. (2014-10-02)

UTHealth leads ACSM paper on safety recommendations for energy drinks
Helpful guidance and warnings regarding the potential dangers that energy drinks present to at-risk populations, primarily children, were published in a paper led by a cardiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). (2018-02-08)

Drinking energy beverages mixed with alcohol may be riskier than drinking alcohol alone
A new laboratory study compares the effects of alcohol alone versus alcohol mixed with an energy drink on a cognitive task, as well as participants' reports of feelings of intoxication. Results show that energy drinks can enhance the feeling of stimulation that occurs when drinking alcohol. (2011-04-15)

Regular energy drink use linked to later drug use among young adults
Could young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks be at risk for future substance use? In a study of young adults ages 21-25, led by the University of Maryland School of Public Health, researchers found evidence that individuals who regularly consumed highly caffeinated energy drinks, and sustained that consumption over time, were more likely to use cocaine, nonmedically use prescription stimulants, and be at risk for alcohol use disorder at age 25. (2017-08-08)

Energy drinks may pose risks for people with high blood pressure, heart disease
Downing an 'energy drink' may boost blood pressure as well as energy, researchers said in a small study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2007. (2007-11-06)

Texas A&M researchers discover energy drinks' harmful effects on heart
A team of researchers, led by a Texas A&M University professor, has found that some energy drinks have adverse effects on the muscle cells of the heart. (2021-02-10)

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking
A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study. (2018-08-14)

Mixing energy drinks, alcohol tied to abusive drinking in teens
Researchers from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center found teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol with energy drinks were four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder than a teen who has tried alcohol but never mixed it with an energy drink. (2015-05-01)

Popular energy drinks trigger caffeine jitters
The growing popularity of energy drinks -- and deaths linked to those products -- are fostering new concerns about how much caffeine people can safely consume, according to the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2013-02-06)

Caution: Energy drinks put individuals with genetic heart condition at risk
Scientists in Australia have now assessed the risk of cardiac events following consumption of energy drinks in patients diagnosed with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) that can cause rapid, irregular heartbeat that can lead to sudden death. They report that even small amounts of energy drinks can cause changes in the heart that can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias and recommend cautioning young patients, some of whom may still be unaware of an existing heart condition, about the danger. (2017-05-08)

Research shows sugary drinks do not cause weight gain
New research from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, shows that sugary drinks, consumed in moderate quantities, do not promote weight gain, carbohydrate craving or adverse mood effects in overweight women when they do not know what they are drinking. (2010-08-11)

Fewer fizzy drinks can prevent childhood obesity
Discouraging children from drinking fizzy drinks can prevent excessive weight gain, according to new research available on (2004-04-22)

Serious health risks associated with energy drinks
A review of the advertised benefits, nutritional content and public health effects of energy drinks finds their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks. The study also highlights the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. To curb this growing public health issue, policy makers should regulate sales and marketing towards children and adolescents and set upper limits on caffeine. (2017-11-15)

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