NBC Nightly News reported, â€œWeâ€™re back now with a new warning about the popular energy drinks and the potential danger they present when they get into the hands of young children.â€ NBC News medical contributor Natalie Azar, MD, explained, â€œResearchers looked at records from 55 poison control centers over a three-year period and found more than 5,000 cases of energy drink exposure,â€ nearly all of which were unintentional. Additionally, more â€œthan 40 percent involved children under the age of six.â€
Bloomberg News reports that some of the children who drank energy drinks ended up â€œsuffering seizures and heart problems.â€ Individuals â€œof all ages with underlying health conditions should be vigilant about the heavily caffeinated beverages…saidâ€ Steven Lipshultz, MD, chairman of pediatrics at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. The study data were presented over the weekend at the American Heart Association conference.
HealthDay reports, â€œSome energy drinks have up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per serving, Lipshultz said, compared to about 100 mg or 150 mg inâ€ the average cup of coffee.
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