Energy Drinks Are Dangerous, Cause Caffeine Intoxication

September 25, 2008

A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has shown that energy drinks are dangerous, and can cause caffeine intoxication..... .Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has shown that energy drinks are dangerous, and can cause caffeine intoxication.

The study was led by Roland Griffiths from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, who has come out and recommended warning labels on energy drinks.

They found that many of the popular energy drinks have as much as 14 times the amount of caffeine found in a normal cup of coffee or soda can.

The FDA has a limit on the amount of caffeine that can be in a particular size of a soda can.  There is no limit on energy drinks though.

These energy drinks, which are sold as dietary supplements, can cause caffeine intoxication.

Caffeine intoxication best described as causing anxiety, nausea, restlessness, nervousness, upset stomach, rapid heart beat, etc.

In rare cases, it can even result in death.

Experts fear energy drinks may be a gateway to serious drug abuse.


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