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They promise to give you -- -- -- alertness concentration and physical performance.
But -- sports and energy drinks actually be harmful.
We take a closer look in the first part of our series examining common foods from a new perspective.
Doctor Mark Siegel Fox News medically team is with us so doctor what does this study show that hasn't been shown before John I'll.
Have to tell you know we've been talking about energy drink -- -- so we got an epidemic among our teenagers over 50% are regularly drinking sports and energy drinks.
But this new study out of Illinois in general dentistry is the first that really looks at what these things do -- RT.
And they found that the energy drinks have been doing a lot of damage to Ortiz even more than the sports drinks let's hear from doctor.
Our data suggests that.
Teens are drinking a lot of energy as well as sports drinks -- -- that these are healthier for them.
Compared to other soft beverages.
And so the vicinity of these -- which is it owes it to their enamel let alone it's systemic effects on their bones and kidney -- that Sandra.
It's it's a very dangerous combination.
John we're talking about.
And sit here asked it to the -- I think gives it to the stomach it's bad for the bones.
You know these things are bad and we're talking different kinds rock star full throttle and the -- red ball all the common varieties she measured them to see which were worse but overall they're all pretty bare.
But are some of them worse than other definitely you know you can look at the study I'm not gonna say in the -- but some of them are definitely worse than others but I don't think people out there realize that all that they're -- and you got to watch your mouth out.
After you drink these things and you have to really be careful and stay away for them.
Let's hear from doctor Howard gamble who's the president of the academy of general dentistry -- there's.
The energy drinks and -- -- -- have a higher acidity level.
And they even vary from one brand to the next so.
You know the acidity is what does the damage they -- right -- -- structure.
What you write and -- structures being exposed the demands of international -- -- enamel.
The tooth decay.
We're talking cavities -- John we're gonna see more and more of -- we have less floor right available because we drink a lot of us bottled water without floor -- You know -- the bacteria in our mouth make more acid it's a perfect storm against our teeth and our stomachs and we really got to look after this.
The taste of some of those things is enough to keep me away.
What -- Mark Siegel yeah absolutely John thank you you better.
Well you have a better chance of.
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