Caffeine and Energy Drinks

The increased use of energy drinks with caffeine has doctors worried. Nutritionists contend that caffeine and energy drinks can hook younger people on a "jolt-and-crash" cycle. The excessive use of the caffeine-laden energy drinks can be dangerous.

Fast Facts:

  • Medical professionals are recommending a label be placed on these drinks.
  • Some companies have raised the level of caffeine in energy drinks to compete with other companies.
  • 7.6 million teens were reportedly using the drinks in 2006.

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