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Energy drinks associated with increased alcohol and drug abuse

Researchers in Maryland studied over 1,000 21-year-old undergraduates for up to five years and found that young people who regularly consume energy drinks, were more likely to use cocaine by age 25. The study also states that they are also more at risk of taking prescription drugs for non-medical reasons and having alcohol problems. Researchers could […]

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So long, soda: kids getting caffeine kicks from coffee, energy drinks

March 3, 2014—About three-quarters of U.S. kids and young adults consume products containing caffeine. Their main source: soda. But in recent years, kids have been dropping their soda cans and bottles in favor of coffee cups and energy drinks, according to a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) journal Pediatrics. The switch isn’t a healthy one, […]

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