Wake-up call on energy drinks

April 24, 2012 No Comments » Add Consumer Insight
Wake-up call on energy drinks

The cans are lined up at grocery and convenience stores, with names such as Monster, Jolt and Amp screaming from the packaging.

Energy drinks are an exploding multibillion-dollar industry, and young people are the demographic most likely to lap them up. But health officials are concerned that the teens seeking a quick boost may be harming their bodies.

Many parents don't know that the seemingly benign energy drinks are filled not only with caffeine, but also with guarana, tuarine and ginseng, said Mary Zupke, registered dietitian at Delnor Hospital, who spoke at a recent drug and alcohol forum sponsored by the Geneva Coalition for Youth.

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