29 de março de 2020

Problematic use of energy drinks by adolescents.

20 de dezembro de 20102min

PubMed – Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am.

Kaminer Y.

Department of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Alcohol Research Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-2103, USA. Kaminer@uchc.edu

Abstract

Energy drinks (EDs) are caffeine-based beverages that commonly contain large doses of sugar, carbohydrates, and a variety of legal stimulants and supplements, such as guarana, taurine, ginseng, and vitamin B complex. These drinks are marketed for young people as natural alternatives that increase fun and improve physical and cognitive performance such as concentration, attention, and alertness. There are commonly held false perceptions that the consumption of EDs can reverse alcohol-related impairment, including motor coordination and visual reaction time, which are crucial for driving safety. This article reviews the literature on EDs and examines problematic use and potential negative consequences in young people. Special emphasis is devoted to safety concerns following combination of EDs with alcohol, which gives the user a false sense of control.

Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID: 20682226 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


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