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Stock stock in the monster energy drink maker continues to fall this after word that federal health officials are investigating reports that.
The company's highly caffeinated products are linked to at least five deaths.
Among them a fourteen year old Maryland girl whose parents are now suing.
They claim the girl died from caffeine toxicity.
After drinking 224.
Ounce cans of the energy drink 124 hour period.
There's some context to be had here according to the centers for disease.
Rather the center for science in the public interest a can of monster's best selling drink has roughly five times.
The amount of caffeine as 112 ounce soda and double what you would get in an average cup of coffee now monster.
Has released a statement saying quoting here that it's unaware of any fatality anywhere that has been caused by its drinks.
Doctor Lisa Mattson joins us now she is a cardiologist.
These energy drinks are listed as dietary supplements and you see a lot of kids the command -- -- They feel like their hearts complicating any link do you believe between these drinks.
And heart problems well I think a lot of young kids feel this is just to drink to have at the end of the day when they're thirsty and they don't really is -- things that are in these drinks.
The two main things in these drinks caffeine and sugar right.
And general all we don't want you to have too much caffeine.
And we know what is caffeine costs rapid heart rates nervousness insomnia.
So those -- side effects and these can lead to more serious problems you look at the -- there doctor master and they say they're not supposed to be marketed to kids in fact there's a thing on the label -- it -- not really meant for kids -- you know kids are having is I have nieces and nephews.
That have friends and drink and 67 these things that day.
You know I think the problem is they don't realize that there and there's more in them than what an average think would be an average soft drink juice milk water.
So I don't think they're informed.
It I don't think that it's a horrible thing to have one or two but again we vote for a moderation as opposed to enormous amounts.
You're young child especially if you're dehydrated -- -- exercising a lot it may not.
Be that healthy for you to do that and then run a marathon after batter runner in the race because you're gonna feel your heart pounding really quick and it's also no secret that a lot of kids are taking these drinks and mixing them with things like.
Little bit of vodka or something else and better and other caffeine drinks tea caffeinated things on top of caffeinated things.
Become enormous amount of -- so that just kind of it's out of it yeah.
Doctor -- it's good to see you thank you thank you well there.
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