Drinking just two energy drinks
can cause cardiac arrest in patients who have an undiagnosed heart condition, an Australian study warns.
Objective: To evaluate the consumption, prevalence, side effects and awareness of energy drinks
among female university students in Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry of Education of the Maldives has recently banned possession, sale and consumption of energy drinks
in all the Maldivian schools.
have grown in popularity in the United States, especially with students on college campuses (Capps & Hanselman, 2012).
A 50-year-old builder was taken to hospital with the condition after consuming up to five energy drinks
every day for three weeks.
According to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), more energy drinks
were launched globally in 2015 than in any year since 2008, with the number of energy drink
products launched growing 29% between 2010 and 2015.
The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks
may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Saeima, the parliament of Latvia, approved in the second reading the Draft Law on the Sale of Energy Drinks
in September 2014 and plans to push the bill approval further to ban the sale and marketing of energy drinks
to consumers under the age of 18.
Vermont's Middlebury College recently made headlines when officials announced a ban on the sale of energy drinks
USPRwire, Wed Mar 23 2016] With sales already at a very high level, volume and value growth in energy drinks
continued to slow down in 2015, albeit remaining strong.
In 2012, Health Canada transitioned caffeinated energy drinks
from Natural Health Product (NHP) to Food and Drug classification and regulations, based on product characteristics, consumer perceptions and use.
Consumption of energy drinks
has become popular among students and athletes over the past few years.