Could energy drinks (e.g. red bull, monster energy) and highly caffeinated soft drinks be gateway drugs to much more damaging substances like alcohol, nicotine and marijuana? Researchers found that in fact - they are! Might it be time to consider the effect all that caffeine is having on your body? Natural News reports...
'Teens who use energy drinks more likely to smoke, use alcohol, take drugs'.
‘A new study has found that energy drinks may be a sort of gateway drug to smoking, alcohol and drug use for teens.…Nearly one-third of American teenagers drink high-caffeine energy drinks, or so-called energy "shots." These same teens also reported higher rates of alcohol, drug or cigarette usage, researchers found. Energy drinks and shots tend to contain higher-than-average doses of caffeine. They are routinely marketed as aids to boost energy and alertness, as well as concentration. "Studies in young adults suggest that consumption of energy drinks is associated with increased use of alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco," said the press release (1). Researchers found that in younger adults, energy drinks have even been linked to behavioural patterns associated with "sensation-seeking or risk orientation" as well. Also, energy drinks are often used together with alcohol, which contribute to masking the intoxicating effects of alcohol.’
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