Industry disputes Miami School of Medicine's findings
By BRIAN HAMACHER
Updated 7:06 PM EST, Mon, Feb 14, 2011
Energy drinks not only may make your kid hyper, but it turns out they might also make them seriously unhealthy.
A study issued Monday from the University of Miami School of Medicine says energy drinks could pose a risk for serious adverse health effects in some children, especially those with diabetes, seizures, cardiac abnormalities or mood and behavior disorders.
The study, called "Health Effects of Energy Drinks on Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults," says the energy drinks "have no therapeutic benefit to children, and both the known and unknown properties of the ingredients, combined with reports of toxicity, may put some children at risk for adverse health events."
According to study surveys, adolescents account for half of the energy drink market, and as many as 50 percent have reported consuming energy drinks. FULL STORY
I suppose it's soon gonna be "abuse" to refuse to let your kids get this stuff. Or "abuse" if you DO let your kids drink it. It could go either way with the nutcases at CPS.