Energy drinks are sending more young people to EDs

01/16/2013 | HealthDay News

The number of emergency department visits in the U.S. linked to energy drink consumption more than doubled from 2007 to 2011, from about 10,000 to nearly 21,000, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report found. Teens and young adults accounted for most of the energy drink-related ED visits, however visits from adults aged 40 and older increased from nearly 1,400 to about 5,200. In 2011, drugs or alcohol were a factor in 42% of the visits linked to energy drinks.

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