Over the Teacups

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Energy Drink Craze Creating a Public Health Risk?

It may sound extreme, but the consumption of energy drinks is one the rise. Last year energy drink sales raised by 17 percent making energy drink companies $9 billion. So the fact that a large number of the public is drinking them is proven. Now as to whether they are a threat to public health that gets a little trickier to claim. We can say that there are plenty of detrimental health scenarios caused by energy drinks. In 2009, at least 13,000 emergency room visits were associated with energy drinks. Not quite an epidemic, but a large enough number to raise some eyebrows.