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Survey Shows That Energy Drink Related ER Visits Have Doubled In Just A Few Years

Although the beverage industry claims that energy drinks are safe and that there is no proof linking the products to adverse reactions, a new government surrey is calling these claims into question. The surrey shows that “the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.”

“From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of the cases involved teens or young adults, according to the survey of the nation’s hospitals released late last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.” Read more.

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