CENTCOM surgeon general urges end to energy drink sales to troops

03/5/2013 | Army Times

Military installations should no longer sell energy drinks that have not been fully vetted by the Defense Department, Army Col. Erin Edgar, the U.S. Central Command surgeon general, wrote in Stars and Stripes. Edgar and co-author Dr. Pieter Cohen maintain the drinks can be unsafe because their caffeine levels, which are not always disclosed, can impact an individual's nervous system and cognitive abilities, especially when the drinks are consumed in combination with other supplements.

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