What are the Effects of Energy Drinks on Teenagers

Energy drinks have become widespread among everyone, especially among teenagers, due to their availability in most shops, but what are the effects of energy drinks on teenagers?

Energy drinks are very popular among teenagers aged 12-17 years, as it turns out that 31% of this group drink energy drinks marketed in attractive ways

which made them desirable to them, so what are harms energy drinks on teenagers?

EFFECTS OF ENERGY DRINKS ON TEENAGERS

The spread of energy drinks in different shapes and distinct flavors among adolescents and the increased consumption of them led to the observation of a range of harms effects.

Which are as follows:

1. ENERGY DRINKS ARE HIGH IN CAFFEINE

Energy drinks contain a high percentage of caffeine, which is an unsuitable and unhealthy substance for children and adolescents

And leads to a range of harms, most notably the following:

  • Anxiety.
  • Heart problems such as: irregular heartbeat, heart failure, and high blood pressure.

2. ENERGY DRINKS ARE HIGH IN SUGAR

Energy drinks contain a high percentage of added sugar, so teenagers will suffer from damage and side effects due to high amounts of sugar, and among the most prominent damages:

  • overweight.
  • Increased risk of premature death.

3. OTHER DAMAGES

Some of the harms of energy drinks for other teenagers:

  • Dehydration due to energy drinks containing high amounts of caffeine, which discourages diuresis.
  • Changing the normal lifestyles of adolescents, such as: changing sleep behavior, and smoking.
  • Neurological and psychological problems as a result of eating too much.

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