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The Buzz on Energy Drinks


In 2011, 1,499 adolescents aged 12 to 17 went to the emergency room for an energy drink-related emergency, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Some of the dangers of energy drinks include anxiety, dehydration, heart complications and insomnia. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents do not consume energy drinks, but 30 to 50 percent reported consuming them.

View the infographic below from the CDC (or download this .pdf) to learn more about energy drinks and what schools can do to help reduce the consumption of energy drinks.

For more tips on how to protect adolescents from the dangers of energy drinks, visit Tanner’s Health Library.


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