Energy Drinks: Short Term And Long Term Effects On Health

Emergency Room Visits Tied To Energy Drink Consumption

Energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine, herbal supplements, sugar and acid. Health professionals, including dentists, warn the public against frequent consumption of this kind of beverage because of the potential long-term health risks.

In the US, recent government reports show that there may be short-term health risks too! The incidence of emergency room visits due to energy drink consumption has doubled in the past 4 years.

Back here in Australia, energy drink consumption is also a major concern, especially among school children because of its popularity and availability. It is important to educate children to limit their consumption of energy drinks and other sugary beverages in order to avoid the lasting damage these can cause to their general and dental health.

Read more about the US report on emergency room visits and energy drinks consumption here:

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k13/DAWN126/sr126-energy-drinks-use.pdf

You can read a previous report about energy drinks and their effect on fillings here.

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