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The Most Dangerous Game: Young Athletes Taking Energy Boosters

Boost or bust? Credit: Getty Images
When an 11-year-old patient developed an irregular heartbeat after eating what he told me was "candy" before a soccer game, it occurred to me that there might be something else at play here.
This ...
Children are being exposed to exceptionally high levels of stimulants, all in an attempt to improve performance.

Researchers Take Aim at Energy and Sports Drinks

Energy and sports drinks often contain dangerously high levels of caffeine and herbal stimulants. Credit: Getty Images
Distilled water remains safe for your kids to drink. For now.
But it seems doctors, researchers and Mindy down at...
Distilled water about the only safe drink left for kids.

Do You Let Your Kids Have Energy Drinks?

If your kid chugs energy drinks, he could be getting twice the caffeine of soda. Credit: Getty Images Energy drinks like Red Bull are very popular with adults, and perhaps even more popular with teens -- an upcoming article in the jour...An article in Pediatrics finds that up to half of adolescents and young adults swig caffeine-packed energy drinks.

Red Bull gives you... heart problems?

Red Bull, the popular energy drink may give you wings in more ways than one -- according to an Australian study, they might get you a harp as well and a new, fluffy home in the clouds. Researchers found that even one can of sugar-free Red Bull appear...

Starbuck's admits to marketing to kids

My older two children love Starbuck's, as in looooove. And why not? The drinks are sweet, topped with whipped cream and leave them bouncing off the walls. This is why I go to all ends of the earth to avoid the place. My children get enough sugar duri...

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