Study Urges Ban On Sale Of Energy Drinks To Children.

USA Today (3/24, Horovitz) reports a new report urges banning the sale of energy drinks to children and adolescents as they can be harmful, citing a study in the April issue of the journal Nutrition Reviews. Children who drink “high-caffeinated energy drinks can suffer negative health, social, emotional and behavioral problems,” the study warns. “The number of hospital emergency-room visits by 12- to 17-year-olds linked to energy drinks increased from 1,145 in 2007 to 1,499 in 2011,” notes the study, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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— “Study: Don’t sell energy drinks to kids,”Bruce Horovitz, USA Today, March 24, 2015.

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