The Consequences And Negative Effects Of Energy Drinks

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Since it would not cause pandemics or epidemics, major medias are not typically talk about this issue a lot. However, it caught my attention several times. The story I’m about to introduce is negative effects of energy drinks. Since a big part of our lifestyle changes due to increasing competition and higher pressure for success, many people looking hard for quick and easy ways to maintain their energy level these days so it becomes more and more popular. Now, it might be important to know if energy drinks really have any benefits to us as well as what degree in consumption of energy drinks should need extra health warning, and possibly a ban on children and teenagers to drink them? At the end of the day, everyone has to take responsibility …show more content…
First article examines psychological effects and impact on well-being and quality of life on energy drinks, especially in the early stage of life. The research reviews 41 published studies, and identifies that "people most commonly consume energy drinks to promote wakefulness, to increase energy, and to enhance the experience of alcohol intoxication" (Ishak, et al. 2012, p25). Second article examines the effects, adverse consequences, and extent of energy drinks consumption among young people. The research reviews published studies and also articles related to energy drinks in Google. The research reveals about 30% -50% of people who consume energy drinks are adolescents and young adults, and many people frequently drink high volume of energy drinks. There are many cases have been reported in relationship with serious adverse effects such as “seizures, diabetes, cardiac abnormalities, or mood and behavior disorders” (Seifert, et al, 2016, p511). The research also concludes that "energy drink have no therapeutic benefit, and many ingredients are understudied and not regulated" (p511). Third article examines and identifies some major risks of energy drinks use. First risk is consumption of excessive doses of caffeine that is clearly associated with adverse health effects. Second risk is practice of mixing energy drinks with alcohol, which cause serious alcohol related health problem, and this was also mentioned in the first article. Third risk is energy drinks may cause higher alcohol dependence since more people believe energy drinks could help managing hangover effects (Arris & O 'Brien 2012, p2). While the excessive consumption of high doses of caffeine might be one of the key issues, we are hearing more cases of energy drinks related problems particularly linked to young

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