(WPRI) - A new government report on energy drinks is raising new concerns, after it highlights that almost double the amount of consumers are ending up in the emergency room.
Generally marketed for those between the ages of 18 and 25, the most popular brands of energy drinks offer students and young professionals an extra boost to help get them through the day.
However, some doctors warn that symptoms from over consumption include anxiety and a rapid heart rate, which can be similar to taking a stimulant.
Released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the report does not specify which symptoms sent drinkers to the hospital, but instead points to the rising public health problem.
In response, the American Beverage Association has criticized the report, saying many of those that end up in the emergency room had also consumed drugs or alcohol.
In the meantime, the FDA has already been investigating energy drinks after they were associated with a number of deaths.
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