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-- Monster Red Bulls pulled from -- -- You go to way convenience store you'll find -- and -- these and he drinks have become.
Overly popular among young adults -- The real concern is these drinks are also gaining popularity with teens and young kids which is a trend that has both health officials in -- -- for good reason.
-- -- today is doctor Robert -- of Hackensack University Medical Center -- a cardiologist to discuss some of the dangers behind these drinks.
About welcome -- -- I sort of made it miles as a filers intro he -- -- The these drinks are indeed dangerous there and they are beyond dangerous they can actually kill.
-- mean they are in a form that.
If a young child was to think it was soda which is the way it's marketed they could actually have a bad reaction.
If they had a underlying problem -- could Don it's seems to me like eating at you that we have been sleeping at the wheel here and and you know it it all started because you know we wrote we have several articles by the way in and Fox News health dot com if you want to read about only energy drinks and the potential side effects but.
You know started simply what some of you know with some energy drinks and then and a few drinks began mixed with alcohol.
And now we have this for local and even the names and local crazy give me a break.
And alcohol 12%.
Almost a cup of -- hundred milligrams and a whole bunch of different Arabs and now.
As a matter of fact I heard that this is going to be -- you agree with that -- all I think.
Ultimately they even even the -- -- should be banned but the danger of these drinks like four Loko.
Is they give you the illusion as -- as you consume -- picture not drunk.
Show you begin to do things thinking that you're actually not drunk when in fact you're like drunken and you could even perceived.
So you wind -- drinking more and more of this compound thinking -- it's okay it's okay but in actuality you're -- toxic.
Now a lot of kids you know they take medication like everybody else people's -- -- and people have whatever.
What happens when you start mixing these drinks with epilepsy medications that you normally see it in in people.
It is it is really a recipe for disaster.
And you know the drinks alone.
Or set up for disaster and then you Ed in the possibility that there on a medication.
Or possibility that they were doing something they're missing their sleep -- -- dehydrated.
-- one of the things that they actually.
These energy drinks actually as you consume them nobody talks about this is it actually dehydrated -- It has a poll and actually pulls fluid out of your bloodstream.
And into your stomach so.
In fact what happens is if you are dehydrated or you -- the sport now you drinking an energy drink you're actually becoming further dehydrated putting US.
A greater risk for better than I know you're also very concerned because a lot of these drinks -- like I don't -- 25 to eighty grams of sugar and and you are very concerned about the sugar rush.
Absolutely the fact the amount of sugar that's in one of these strengths.
Is the total allotment for a 24 hour period in one drink so if you drink three of them you had three times the amount of sugar you should have a set up for obesity.
That's and in fact to make things even worse not only is it is set up for obesity for now.
-- also the compounds that are present in these drinks.
Can -- blood clots how do we talk to these kids what what do we need to show them.
Well I think like anything the more information they have.
If they are really aware that this streak actually would make their performance the last as far as sports go that it actually puts them at greater risk.
Decreases blood flow to the brain so if they're doing it for tests and stuff you're actually getting less blood -- -- your brain.
So if they understand that the hype in this advertising is a bunch of -- Then -- they're less likely to -- to do it it.
And so you know I'm -- I'm with you because at the end of the day this is an unregulated.
Industry the marketing of course you know beautiful colors rightly.
And you know it's like everything in you know we criticize and and rightfully so of course the tobacco industry from going after young.
People Google and you know sort of marketing cigarettes with attractive you know -- -- campaign with a camel.
When that was targeting younger adults of all that.
But an idea that they look the marketing really hats is focusing on the markets and it's the same as the cigarettes this is an addicting compound.
-- thank you -- where this is a great story and a story that is not going away anytime soon.
Andy do you have any health questions you can email email -- at fox.
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