Researchers say that young Americans have become energy drinks of caffeine more than ever, and this is a cause for concern.
In a recent study, researchers have seen a significant increase in drinking energy consumption among teenagers and young adults over the past decade.
The findings showed that those who consumed energy drinks consumed more caffeine and drinks consumed most of the time, compared with those who did not consume drinks.
Researchers said that high caffeine consumption could increase the risk of dangerous behaviors, psychological problems such as depression, high blood pressure and other heart problems. In addition, sugar in energy drinks can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cavity.
The report also noted that drinking energy drinks with alcohol grows among young people and can lead to over-threats and related ones, such as driving.
“The increase in the use of energy drinks, especially among , is causing concern and continuing education and monitoring,” said Sarah Blaich, senior Harvard T.H. Chan Public Health School, Department of Health and Management in Boston.
“Although these drinks are marketed to reduce fatigue and improve mental and mental performance, the consumption of these beverages with caffeine and sweets is associated with adverse health outcomes,” Blevich added.
In this research, the team analyzed data from more than 9,900 adolescents, more than 12,000 young adults and more than 11,000 middle-aged adults who participated in the National Nutrition and Nutrition Survey of the United States in the years 2003 to 2016 They analyzed it.
During that time, people reporting that an energy drink on an ordinary day increased from 0.2% to 1.4% among adolescents from 0.5% to 5.5% among young adults and from 0% to 1.2% among adults Middle-aged.
During the study, energy drinkers consumed significantly more than caffeine consumed significantly more than 227 mg (mg) and 52 mg among adolescents. 279 mg versus 135 mg in young adults; and 349 mg versus 219 mg in the elderly, respectively.
The findings indicate that daily energy drinks between adolescents and middle aged may be disrupted and the overall use of the three groups is relatively limited. Researchers said the consumption of young youth is still rising.
The findings were published on April 29 in the American Journal of Disease Prevention.
“The highest levels of energy drink consumption among Mexican Americans and young adults with low levels of education were” the need for targeted political efforts and targeted programs among these groups, “Blaich said in a news release.
The US Food and Drug Administration needs to label energy drinks to indicate which product contains caffeine, but the FDA does not impose restrictions on caffeine or needs to report the actual caffeine.
“Our findings indicate that there is a need for a high limit of evidence-based caffeine and labeling consistent with these beverages to reduce the potential negative impact of health on consumers,” Blevich said.