Are energy drinks really that bad for you?

November 26, 2014 10:00 AM

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Are energy drinks really that bad for you?

Energy drinks have sparked debate ever since hitting the market. The concoctions, usually consisting of sugar, caffeine, vitamins and several unregulated herbs, are marketed toward young people and may be landing some of them in emergency rooms. A recent study found that of all caffeine overdoses reported in 2007, 46 percent were in people under the age of 19. And as many as 30-50 percent of teens and young adults consume energy drinks such as Monster, Rockstar, or Red Bull on a regular basis.

Even so, no regulations exist to control energy drinks, and some experts agree they’re fine in moderation. Others, however, say there is no safe level of energy drinks to consume.

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