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Energy Drinks May Harm Children

Energy drinks are becoming a staple among college students and even in many American households. But a new report indicates that energy drinks may be dangerous to children's health -- and those health hazards can be severe for children with ADHD, diabetes or heart conditions.

Researchers collected all existing studies on the health effects of energy drinks and found the drinks, which are consumed by 30 to 50 percent of kids, can disturb children's sleep and cause imbalances in sugar and insulin levels.

Time Magazine reports:

"Other countries are already tracking the health effects of these beverages, presumably as a way to figure out how much is too much. And the U.S. is following suit as well -- since 2010, poison control centers now document reported adverse events related specifically to energy drinks."

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