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Caffeine-Information

May 24, 2018
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“Emergency Room (ER) visits related to energy drinks doubled from 10,000 in 2007 to over 20,000 visits in 2011, with up to 11% of the ER patients under the age of 18. Because of their smaller body mass, children are much more susceptible to the effects of the caffeine contained in energy drinks and other enhanced products.   Children also have less experience with the effects of caffeine and as such, have less tolerance to the drug.”

 

 -Dr. Michael Wahl, IPC Medical Director

 

Latest News On Caffeine:

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Resources:

Energy Drinks:   20,000 ER Visits and Counting  -  blog

Don't Drop Dead While Dropping Dollars  -  blog

The Latest Buzz About Kids, Teens and Caffeinated Energy Drinks  -  blog

 

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