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What effects will drinking high energy drinks have on kids?

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Dr. Neesheet Parikh
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Increase sugar: Most energy drinks have a lot of sugar in them as well as caffeine or caffeine like substances. They can increase heart rates, blood pressure and cause anxiety. Working out with an energy can also elevate heart rates and blood pressure more than normal. Eventually, weight gain glucose intolerance can occur with constant increases in high sugar beverages.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Many effects: Long term we don't know. But because of the high caffeine content of these drinks one can get sleep deprivation, nervousness, high blood pressure and rapid. Heart beat as well as cardiac arrhythmias.

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