Are Energy Drinks Worth The Risk?

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Different brands of energy drinks | Image by Patrick Hatt/Shutterstock

Are energy drinks worth the potential hazards they may cause to your health? KERA speaks to a dietician so find out more:

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department says that next to multivitamins, energy drinks are the most popular dietary supplement consumed by American teens and young adults.

Energy drinks can provide an energy boost, but at what cost?

KERA’s Sam Baker talked about this with Melissa Mendez, a registered dietitian with Parkland Health.

They have a high amount of caffeine. They have legal stimulants like taurine l-carnitine, which they do increase energy. However, they have been shown to increase blood pressure, your heart rate and heart complications later on in life.

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