Energy Drink Consumption May Lead To Negative Effects On Blood Vessel Function, Research Suggests.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (11/5, Pirani) reports research “suggests consuming just one” energy “drink can lead to negative effects on blood vessel function.” The findings are to be presented at the American Heart Association’s summit. The article adds that “according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, ‘almost one-third of teens between 12 and 17 years drink them regularly.’”
Information about the ADA’s nutrition-related activities is available at ADA.org/nutrition. Dentists can refer patients to MouthHealthy.org, ADA’s consumer website, for up-to-date and evidenced-based information about nutrition, including information about how sugary drinks affect dental health. In addition, the 11th edition of Chairside Instructor (W013) covers the effects of sugar on oral health, among other prevention and treatment topics.
Survey Shows Increase In Energy Drink Consumption
Reuters (5/27, Mishra) reports that “Americans are consuming more energy drinks, with a notable increase among young adults, survey data show.” Researchers “point to high caffeine levels in energy drinks and a ‘rapidly expanding body of literature’ that suggests negative health effects and risky behaviors may be linked to high consumption of the beverages.” In addition to the caffeine, “people who drink energy drinks consume approximately 200 calories from these beverages daily, which is considerably higher than other sugary beverages like soda,” said Dr. Sara Bleich at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Information about the ADA’s nutrition-related activities is available at ADA.org/nutrition. Dentists can refer patients to MouthHealthy.org, ADA’s consumer website, for up-to-date and evidence-based information about nutrition