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Journal EntryNew York Times: "Serious dangers" of alcoholic energy drinks
A recent New York Times article reports that scientists are worried about highly caffeinated beverages like Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, which are popular among teenagers and young adults.
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Journal EntryRelaxation beverages: Don’t believe the hype
A new wave of beverage products is gaining attention, aimed at helping us relax, reducing our anxiety, and helping us sleep.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsEnergy drinks and adolescents
Energy drink use by adolescents is on the rise, and misuse of these beverages may stem from confusion about using energy drinks for rehydration.
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Journal EntrySenator Durbin urges FDA to investigate energy drinks
Senator Dick Durbin has asked the FDA to investigate the caffeine content and other ingredients in energy drinks due to serious concerns about their safety.
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Journal EntryWhen it comes to performance—you booze, you lose
Going out for a drink to celebrate after a long race or a tough workout may be good for the soul, but it’s bad for performance.
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Journal EntryFDA investigating adverse events linked to energy drinks
Reports of adverse events —including five deaths—possibly linked to Monster Energy drinks are under investigation by the FDA.
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Journal EntryEnergy drinks and service members
Energy drink consumption among service members may lead to sleep issues.
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Journal EntryEnergy drinks and adolescents – a risky combination
Energy drinks and adolescents can be a dangerous combination, especially because of the amounts of caffeine and other stimulants that may be in these products. Educating youth about potential risks is very important.
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Journal EntryAir Force energy drinks guidance for downrange DFACs
Air Force guidance advises downrange DFACs to stop buying energy drinks, nutritional shakes and energy bars due to health concerns.
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Journal EntryWhat’s in your energy drink?
Learn how to spot potentially problematic ingredients in energy drinks.
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