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Lager-sized energy drinks R Us! Lager-sized energy drinks R Us! Glencrest

When it comes to ad antics, Boaby’s got stiff competition

Nae Danger, the Scottish energy drink, had its television advertising campaign banned the other day by broadcaster STV. The ads, which ended with the strapline “chokin' for boaby”, were ostensibly about…
Drinkers who consume energy drinks record higher breath alcohol concentrations than those who don’t. Drinkers who consume energy drinks record higher breath alcohol concentrations than those who don’t. Flickr/thewhitestdogalive

Think alcohol and energy drinks are nothing to worry about? Think again

Heavy drinkers are mixing alcohol with energy drinks to enable them to drink longer and get more drunk. While the trend is concerning many public health researchers – because the risks remain unknown – others…
A growing number of adverse events are reportedly linked to the consumption of energy drinks, such as Red Bull. A growing number of adverse events are reportedly linked to the consumption of energy drinks, such as Red Bull. Nattu/Flickr

Energy drinks and sudden death: US regulators investigate

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a series of deaths reportedly linked to the consumption of energy drinks and shots. The investigation comes amid a growing number of reports of…
Energy drinks are largely marketed to youths and young adults. Energy drinks are largely marketed to youths and young adults. hectore/Flickr

Energy drinks: a trigger for heart attacks and stroke?

When a 17-year-old girl, with a potentially life-threatening heart disorder, recently presented to me with an abnormally fast and irregular heart rhythm, I wondered how the natural history of her disease…
The combination of energy drinks and alcohol is a potent mix. The combination of energy drinks and alcohol is a potent mix. ryawesome/Flickr

Energy drink binge leaves teens with more than a hangover

Manufacturers of energy drinks are coming under pressure from governments and regulatory bodies following concerns about the health impacts of their products on teenagers and other at-risk groups. Typically…

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