"We need to label the amount of caffeine and label it prominently - not in fine print," said Dr. Roland Griffiths, lead author of a study on the matter. "At the very least, we should know how much caffeine is in the product, and we should have some indication of what the drug does."
Dr. Griffiths noted that young children are becoming addicted to these drinks, which can have same effect on their bodies as eight cups of instant coffee can have on an adult. Caffeine can cause headaches, insomnia, bed-wetting, anxiety, tremors, nausea, diarrhea, and more rarely, seizures, high blood pressure, and heart palpitations.
Energy drinks typically contain between 50 to 100mg of caffeine per serving, compared to 20mg in a cup of tea, and 80mg in a small coffee. Compounding the problem, many teenagers often mix energy drinks with alcohol.
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