A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has warned that contrary to general perceptions that energy drinks are safe for children, doctors have the obligation of warning their patients that such drinks carry some serious risks which can also be fatal. Researchers from the University of Miami's medical school say that energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine or similar ingredients which can cause adverse effects in children including seizures, strokes or even death. Lead researcher Dr Steven Lipshultz said that some of the popular brands of energy drinks contain four to five times the amount of caffeine found in soda and the rising popularity of such drinks among children, especially teenagers, pose a serious health risk to their consumers. "We didn't see evidence that drinks have beneficial effects in improving energy, weight loss, stamina, athletic performance and concentration", Dr Lipshultz said. Source: Medindia << Fertility Doc Sent Couples to Cyprus for Gender Selection Kiwifruit Disease Spreading in NZ >> Recommended Reading Epilepsy Fits or convulsions or Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent, involuntary seizures and is described as a chronic neurological disorder READ MORE Febrile Fits / Febrile Convulsions High fever in kids can cause convulsions and are called febrile fits that do not include the seizures that occur as a result of brain infection. READ MORE Neurocysticercosis Neurocysticercosis or Cysticercosis of brain is the most common cause of epilepsy and the most common parasitic infection of the brain. Neurocysticercosis is more common in the developing countries. 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 Blood Donation - Recipients Sanatogen Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Caffeine and DecaffeinationEnergy Drinks – Power or Hype?