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the number of emergency room visits following the consumption of energy drinks has doubled nationwide: from 10,000 to 20,000 between 2007 and 2011, according to the results of a government survey. Most of the hospital visits were from teens and young adults. More than half of the patients had not been drinking alcohol.
The energy drinks alone can cause insomnia, nervousness, headache, fast heartbeat and seizures that are severe enough to require emergency care.
Originally posted by alfa1
The full article that short snippet comes from seems to indicate the only problem is drinking MULTIPLE energy drinks in the one sitting.
(Something that the cans already have a warning label against)
And apparently the numbers come from a survey, but the Beverage companies say the survey didnt ask the reason WHY they were at the hospital in the first place.
So it seems to be...
1. Broken Leg
2. Go to hospital, get given a survey
3. Declared as yet another statistic of evil energy drinks.
Edit - the actual SAMHSA Report in full, pdf form, is at this linkedit on 17-1-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Some people can handle them. Others cant. Mix them with alcohol is probably the worst thing to do though...
I have a couple cans of them in the morning shifts of work... I'm a shift worker and my morning shifts are always tiring for me because i'm a night owl mate. Two of them and i'm awake. Anything less and i'm dozy as hell.