About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Energy Drinks are a Risk for Kids Health

by Savitha C Muppala on July 28, 2010 at 1:43 PM
Font : A-A+

 Energy Drinks are a Risk for Kids Health

An editorial has outlined the grave risk to children's health from the consumption of highly-caffeinated energy drinks.

It argues that the growing availability of energy drinks is a potential danger to the health of young people who are vulnerable to the effects of caffeine.

Advertisement

"It is time for the federal minister of health to be awakened and alerted to concerns about energy drinks sold to children," the Globe and Mail quoted the editorial, written by Noni MacDonald, section editor of population and public health at CMAJ, Matthew Stanbrook, CMAJ's deputy editor, scientific and Paul Hébert, editor-in-chief of the journal, as stating.

Strict regulations are required if business practices and consumer trends are not curbed."

Red Bull is one high-profile example of a caffeinated energy drink. But the market for these products has exploded in recent years, meaning there is a growing number of products available that deliver high levels of caffeine to consumers.
Advertisement

"At a minimum, all products with caffeine levels exceeding 100 milligrams should have labels and advertising that carry warnings comparable to those required for caffeine tablets. To minimize use by children, there should be no advertising targeting this vulnerable group," the editorial stated.

Caffeine tablets carry warnings they should not be taken by children and that excessive amounts of caffeine can lead to irritability, loss of sleep, nervousness, and even rapid heart rate.

The study has been published online by the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
Test Your Knowlege on Genes
Obesity in Teens Make Inroads into Early Atrial Fibrillation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Height and Weight-Kids Caffeine and Decaffeination Energy Drinks – Power or Hype? 

Most Popular on Medindia

A-Z Drug Brands in India Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Find a Doctor Accident and Trauma Care Blood Donation - Recipients Hearing Loss Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator Color Blindness Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Energy Drinks are a Risk for Kids Health Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests