Sep 28, 2008

Energy Drinks are not so Good for Health

Love energy drinks? Then you must pay your attention to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study says that energy drinks can have more than 10 times the caffeine of soft drinks, which is not so beneficial for our health.

The study, led by Roland Griffiths from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, reports that energy drinks can cause caffeine intoxication. Caffeine intoxication can lead to serious nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, upset stomach, tremors, rapid heartbeat etc. In rare cases of overdose, it can result in death also!

Right now, there is no regulations that suggests a limit on the amount of caffeine that can be present in a energy drink. The study reveals that a typical 12-ounce soft drink contains about 35 milligrams of caffeine, while some energy drinks have as much as 500 milligrams. So, there must be some limit on caffeine content in energy drinks, otherwise these drinks may lead to serious cases of caffeine abuse. And before the authorities put some kind of limits, you must control your own intake.


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