Energy drinks are popular — especially among younger consumers. Their high caffeine content can certainly give one an energy boost. But apparently that's not all they can do, and people with cardiac conditions or a family history of such would be well advised to limit their intake of these beverages.
Caffeine-fueled energy drinks can provide a quick pick-me-up, and they're popular among young men in particular. But too much a good thing can be dangerous, and if combined with alcohol they can lead to serious health issues.
Energy drinks can pose a health risk to children and adolescents, due to their high caffeine content. And a recent review from a consumer advocacy group says these drinks should not be sold or marketed at all to children under age 18.
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