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Researchers warn of health risks posed by energy drinks

  • A new study by the WHO has warned that energy drinks could pose a significant problem to public health if their consumption among youngsters is not checked through limiting caffeine levels and restricting their sales.

    The main risk was from greater caffeine levels, which could lead to complications such as hypertension, convulsions, and in extreme cases, heart failure, the WHO report says.

    Worldwide sales of energy drinks have reportedly risen to £17.3 billion last year from £2.4 billion in 1999, media reports say.

     

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