Ambulance increasingly visited by fans of energy drinks

With the growing popularity of soft "power" increases dramatically and the number of health problems caused by their use.

More than 13,000 emergency visits associated with high caffeine content in soft drinks, was registered in 2009. Almost half of the emergency was caused by the mixing energy drinks with alcohol or other drugs by young people aged 18 to 25 years.

Over the last few years sales of these drinks has increased three times.

We are talking about brands Red Bull, Full Throttle (produced by Coca-Cola), Monster and Rockstar.

Drinks contain stimulants, such as caffeine, in a number of different for all brands. Some quantity of caffeine in a 5 times greater than a Cup of coffee.

Large doses of caffeine can cause heart rhythm disturbances, high blood pressure, dehydration and other serious diseases.

Drinks sold in cans and bottles in grocery stores, vending machines, bars and other places, have no restrictions for young people. Up to 50 percent of children, adolescents and young adults regularly drink them, they say the data in the report.

Energy drinks and their ingredients are safe and approved by the food control US, however, some people are particularly sensitive to caffeine

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