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A 17-year-old female asked:

how bad are energy drinks? what can happen if you drink more than 10 a week or so?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Nothing good: Energy drinks are generally high in caffeine and have no nutritional value. Avoid them.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
This is debatable: A lot of energy drinks contain too much sugar. The energy boost often comes from added caffeine. There are many other ingredients that are not necessarily regulated and have varying degrees of effects or side effects. I refer you to the following link for a commentary on the rising concern of energy drinks. www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/daily-dose/2013/04/11/energy-drinks-health-risks-incr.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham commented
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
link did not work, possibly it changed, or something!
Dec 8, 2013
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Provided original answer
Sorry about that. I'll try another link.
Dec 8, 2013
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Provided original answer
Dec 9, 2013

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