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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Health Info: Possible side effects of drinking energy drinks

 
France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has released a report which warns adult, children and pregnant women against the possibility repercussion of energy drinks such as Red Bull.

The report warned that Red Bull is a caffeinated beverage and should not be consumed with alcohol or during physical activity. Also, children and adolescents should stay away from consuming energy drinks that should not be combined with alcohol or consumed during intense workout.

                
 
Children and adolescents are at risk of early addictions to other psychoactive substances if their caffeine intake is too high and feeling drowsy during the day. Pregnant women (risk of slowing fetal growth) and women who breastfeed (milk contaminated by caffeine) were also warned against the danger of drinking energy drinks as well as those with certain cardiovascular problems, psychiatric or neurological disorders (such as epilepsy) or people suffering from renal failure or severe liver disease.
 
The report emphasized that large number of cases of people who suffered from adverse reactions after consuming energy drinks have been investigated. Energy drinks contain caffeine (on average, the equivalent of 2 espressos per standard 250 ml can) and are likely to contain a combination of ginseng, taurine, guarana, vitamins and herbs.

In France, almost 9 million people over the age of 14 drink so-called 'energy drinks', a term that serves solely advertising purpose without being focus on a particular regulatory controls.


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11 comments:

  1. Government suppose to tax all these company a lot for the risk they are causing

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  2. No to Red Bull as from today

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  3. Thanks for the info, I don't know that milk could be terminated by caffeine

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  4. Taurine is not good for people with poor blood circulation because it tinny the blood

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  5. Why would anyone sensible give a child Red Bull to drink?

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  6. I like to drink Red bull a lot but now I might have to stop drinking it.

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  7. Drinking Red bull is not that bad you just have to know your limit is like drinking alcohol. Stay alive!

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  8. Why would a pregnant woman drink Red Bull at all

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