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    • Record Hospital Visits From Energy Drinks


      by eyun Men's Fitness

      Just tasting an energy drink and feeling the saccharine sweet, stick-to-your-tongue flavor slide over your palate and seeing the eerie anti-freeze glow it emits is enough to know that it's probably not great for you. But it's skyrocketing popularity in the last decade says otherwise.

      People are guzzling drinks spiked with taurine, sugar and enough caffeine to kill a horse by the bucketful, and the dangerous health effects are starting to show.

      According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the number of energy drink-related emergency room visits increased exponentially between 2005 and 2009. In 2005, there were 1,128 incidents while in 2009, that number jumped to 13,114. The majority of these visits were people between the age of 18 to 39.

      The report excludes alcoholic energy drinks like Sparks and the infamous Four Loko, which was reputedly responsible for numerous emergency room visits in early 2011 and was subsequently banned. However, the report does state that approximately 44 percent of non-alcoholic energy drink-related hospital visits happened when people combined alcohol and/or drugs with energy drinks.

      Experts have warned against the dangers of combining energy drinks with alcohol for a long time, but drinking them on their own carries its own risks as well. According to SAMHSA, there's a link between energy drink consumption and everything from heart arrhythmias and hypertension to increased sexual risk taking. SAMHSA also found that people in bars who drank alcohol mixed with energy drinks were three times more likely to get drunk and four times more likely to drive drunk (possibly because the stimulants in caffeine can slightly mask the effects of alcohol).

      So think twice before you reach for an energy drink to stay alert, and especially if you plan to order a vodka Redbull.

      Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/blogs/hea...cy-room-visits
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. analogsubstnz's Avatar
        analogsubstnz -
        I've been saying this for a long time now. Drinking anything that looks like antifreeze can't be good for you.

        I worked with a girl who drank so many monsters a day (4 per day) that she developed signs of vitamin b12 toxicity and would have to endure passing kidney stones regularly, one even had to be surgically removed.
      1. FL3X MAGNUM's Avatar
        FL3X MAGNUM -
        Originally Posted by analogsubstnz View Post
        I've been saying this for a long time now. Drinking anything that looks like antifreeze can't be good for you.

        I worked with a girl who drank so many monsters a day (4 per day) that she developed signs of vitamin b12 toxicity and would have to endure passing kidney stones regularly, one even had to be surgically removed.
        I know a girl who had this done too but was only drinking two a day...
        I'm slowly kicking the habit. Used to drink two a day myself and now I'm down to like 3 a week.
      1. BB12's Avatar
        BB12 -
        I drink 1/2 Monster Rehab every morning in place of what used to be coffee.

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