Warning Labels for High-Caffeine Drinks...

Energy drinks are EXTREMELY popular. I DON’T drink them. For good reason! A recent study linked Red Bull with an increased risk of stroke. Other reports have suggested high-caffeine drinks are particularly dangerous for young children and teenagers.

Civic groups have also spoken out AGAINST energy drinks. The San Diego County Youth Council claims consumers CAN’T tell the difference between energy drinks with alcohol and those without—specifically children; via EMaxHealth.

Even attorney generals are worried. Last year, attorney generals from 28 states THRASHED beverage makers for wooing young people with "outlandish" and "outrageous" health-related claims. And now, experts at Johns Hopkins urge WARNING labels for high-caffeine drinks; Reuters reports.

“Caffeine is one of the most addictive substances in a standard diet,” explains Dr. Fuhrman; citing health-risks like heart disease and breast cancer. For optimal health, Dr. Fuhrman recommends avoiding caffeine and other toxic substances—as well as alcohol.

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Scott - October 2, 2008 10:19 AM

I can't say that I don't get my daily fix of caffeine, but the energy drink business has gone way overboard and kids really don't need to be drinking this stuff. In fact I feel that there should be an age limit restriction for buying them.

Kirsten - October 2, 2008 10:39 AM

And the irony of finding energy drinks littered on the ground is huge ...

Mike - October 2, 2008 1:17 PM

Energy drinks are no bueno in my opinion. I drank them in college sometimes, but they always made me feel jittery and out of sorts. A cup of coffee is all the caffeine I need!
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HappyCat - October 3, 2008 8:11 AM

I am highly sensitive to caffeine. Even black tea gets to me. I can't imagine how people tolerate these energy drinks.

Blooming tea - September 24, 2010 1:56 AM

This is very alarming, people should be educated regarding these drinks. Good to have such blog like this to get information about the truth.

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