Caffeine Casualty: Alex Morris

By Monster’s standards, 19-year-old Alex Morris consumed its signature drink “responsibly.” According to his mother, Morris drank between two and three Monster Energy drinks a day. That’s 320-480 mg of caffeine, or the equivalent of 8-12 Cokes. Sound like a lot? Not according to Monster warning labels, which read, “CONSUME RESPONSIBLY: LIMIT 3 CANS PER DAY.” […]

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Expert Testimony: Dr. Kathleen Miller

Kathleen Miller is a Senior Research Scientist at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Miller’s current research focuses on alcohol mixed with energy drink use, and problem behaviors like sexual risk-taking and interpersonal aggression. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, including “Wired: Energy drinks, jock identity, masculine norms, and risk-taking,” “Energy […]

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Caffeine Casualty: Anais Fournier

Like a lot of 14-year-olds, Anais Fournier of Hagerstown, Maryland enjoyed reading vampire novels, watching chick flicks, and hanging out at the mall. She had a boyfriend, a twin brother, a little sister. She was an honor student and an organ donor. Tragically, like a staggering 30-50% of her peers, Anais also enjoyed energy drinks. […]

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Energy Drinks Target Young Men, with Lucrative and Lethal Results

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The number of emergency room visits involving energy drinks more than doubled between 2007 and 2011—from 10,064 in 2007 to 20,783 in 2011. A lesser known fact is that young men are especially vulnerable to energy drink advertising, and consequently, these drinks’ crippling health effects. Notably, of the 20,783 ER visitors in 2011, 14,905—nearly 75%—were […]

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