Energy drinks dangerous says report

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Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

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A recent study from Northwestern University has found a surprising number of caffeine overdoses related to caffeine pills and drinks based on reports to a Chicago based poison control centre.

Researchers found that during the three year study period, over 250 cases of caffeine abuse were reported; twelve percent of these required a trip to the emergency room.

Researchers warn that caffeine is a drug, and should be treated like one. Concern also arises when caffeine drinks are combined with alcohol, because people often don’t feel as drunk when the two are combined – putting drinkers at greater risk for alcohol poisoning.

Energy drinks taken in large doses can cause rapid heartbeat, as well as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.


Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

 

 

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