The topic of energy drinks and their effects on the health of children has been widely discussed and studied in different contexts throughout the past decade.
While some recognize these energizing beverages to be downright threatening to the health of young ones, many others consider the disadvantages under different lights.
A good number of pediatricians in Dubai side with the Canadian study on the matter. Held at the University of Waterloo and directed by Professor David Hammond, the study was conducted on a pool of teenagers and youngsters between the ages of 12 and 24, on a total 2055 people. It talks about the harmful effects of caffeine and other ingredients present in many energy drinks. The consequences could range from headaches, palpitations and rapid heart rate to seizures in a few rare cases. (more…)