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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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3 Reasons Why the FDA Needs to Start Testing Energy Drinks

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Energy drinks have become the most popular beverage category, and manufacturers have been leveraging that popularity, particularly with young people. Brands like Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar and 5-hour energy are making billions of dollars in profits, and even soft drink companies are cashing in, with Coca Cola holding a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Corporation. […]

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Judge Prevents Monster’s Attempt to Get Lawsuit Dismissed

In its latest effort to evade responsibility for its products’ harmful consequences, Monster Beverage Corp. attempted to get a lawsuit against it moved to federal court in order to be tried under less stringent laws. Then, the energy giant moved to have the case thrown out. Chief US District Judge George H. King did not pay heed to the energy drink […]

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