Friday, 25 November 2011
Let me start by saying I absolutely hate (with a passion) any type of energy drink. The smell of them alone makes my stomach turn...and the taste, don't even get me started. I just think energy drinks are gross and I don't understand why people drink them like it's water. I know many people who drink energy drinks with alcohol, which is definitely not good for you.
So when I saw this article by The Huffington Post, I wasn't exactly surprised. The article states that there was a tenfold increase in energy drink related hospitalizations between 2005 and 2009.
The study conducted did not include alcoholic energy drinks, like Four Loko, but 44 percent of the hospitalizations included an addition of drugs or alcohol. However, many of the cases did not involve alcohol, which means the energy drinks may be dangerous themselves.
Do you drink energy drinks? What do you think of the increase of hospitalizations?