Kids who frequently consume caffeine-laden energy drinks are at a greater risk of suffering from heart palpitations, seizures and other problems, a new study revealed. According to Rutgers University's poison control experts, these drinks are made for adults and when young children drink them, they consume a large quantity of caffeine for their body mass. At the minimum, they become wired - just as an adult would - and it might be difficult for parents to console them or calm them down. Bruce Ruck, director of drug information and professional education for the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, said that kids also might have trouble falling asleep or experience tremors, anxiety, agitation, heart palpitations, nausea or vomiting. Of more concern, they may experience a rapid heart rate or seizures. Steven Marcus, the executive and medical director of NPIES, emphasizes that teens and young adults are inherently risk takers. And those who are physically active face extra risk this time of year. Ruck also explained that, in addition to large amounts of caffeine, most energy drinks contain sweeteners, vitamins and maybe herbal products, some of which may hold hidden risks for certain individuals.Source: ANI << Another Study Underlines the Dangers of Living Beside a Bus... Nail Polish Industry All Set to Boom in Britain >> Recommended Reading Keep Kids Away from Energy Drinks A new report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children do not need to drink most of the energy drinks currently being marketed READ MORE Caffeinated Energy Drinks Must Carry Health Risk Warnings, Say Scientists Johns Hopkins scientists are calling for prominent warning labels on a slew of caffeinated energy drinks to inform consumers about caffeine doses and their potential health risks. READ MORE Explosion In Consumption Of Caffeinated Energy Drinks Triggers FDA Notice The US Food and Drug Administration's notice to manufacturers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages comes in the backdrop of an exponential explosion in the consumption of energy drinks. READ MORE Caffeine and Decaffeination Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant alkaloid commonly found in many of the products we consume daily. Excess intake of caffeine can lead to symptoms similar to substance addiction. READ MORE Energy Drinks – Power or Hype? Energy drinks come with the promise of giving a boost during a workout unlike anything an energy rich food can provide. This discussion will give an insight to the pros and cons of energy drinks. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Blood Pressure Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants More News on: Height and Weight-KidsCaffeine and DecaffeinationEnergy Drinks – Power or Hype?