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New Q&A on Energy Drinks and Health

Issue August 2009

Energy drinks have been increasing in popularity in recent years, especially among teens and children. Reports in the media about undesirable health effects from consuming too many energy drinks have some consumers concerned about the caffeine content of these drinks and the potential health effects. The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a new Q&A, Questions and Answers about Energy Drinks and Health, which addresses these concerns and answers common questions about energy drinks, including an explanation of the common ingredients found in energy drinks and what they do, and how to determine the total caffeine content of an energy drink. This Q&A emphasizes that moderation is the key to enjoying caffeinated beverages, including energy drinks, safely and responsibly.

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