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Dangers of Energy Drinks – Monster – Red Bull and the Like

Monster Drinks :
 
Nervousness
 
The high caffeine content of Monster energy drinks is responsible for its side effects. Nervousness and jitteriness are common side effects of caffeine. Nervousness may be characterized by excessive sweating, tremor, nausea and racing thoughts. It is often dose-related, with the possibility for anxiety increasing with higher doses.
 
 
>>> What are the risks associated with energy drink consumption?
 
The researchers state that the health risks associated with energy drink consumption are primarily related to their caffeine content.
 
Potential risks associated with energy drink consumption include:
 
> caffeine overdose (which can lead to a number of symptoms, including palpitations, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, convulsions and, in some cases, even death)
 
> type 2 diabetes – as high consumption of caffeine reduces insulin sensitivity
 
> late miscarriages, low birthweight and stillbirths in pregnant women
 
> neurological and cardiovascular system effects in children and adolescents
 
> sensation-seeking behaviour
 
> use and dependence on other harmful substances
 
> poor dental health
 
> somewhat ironically, given their association with sportiness, obesity