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Old 05-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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"Children never need energy drinks," said Dr. Holly Benjamin, of the American Academy of Pediatrics, who worked on the new report. "They contain caffeine and other stimulant substances that aren't nutritional, so you don't need them."
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Recently, she saw a 15-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who came into the hospital with a seizure after having drunk two 24-ounce bottles of Mountain Dew, a soft drink that contains caffeine.

The boy was already taking stimulant ADHD medication, and the extra caffeine in principle might have pushed him over the edge, according to Benjamin.
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Teenagers POUND those things. It's unbelievable. I don't know that anything so derogertory to a young persons health has ever been so completely accepted. My wife teaches high school, and there are kids who show up every single morning with Monsters. They're 14 years old and already dependant.
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A friend of mine - whose medical vocabulary I can do no justice - once explained to me how these energy drinks slowly turn your kidneys from a sieve into something more like a colander... a very inefficient one.

I was drinking 1-2 cans of Mother a day at the time, and quit immediately.
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I see a lot of teens drinking expensive coffees each day too. It baffles me where they get the cash.
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I see a lot of teens drinking expensive coffees each day too. It baffles me where they get the cash.
The bank of mum&dad, or investing in a life of debt...
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Me and my wife have a rule...if you want extra junk, soda, whatever, you have to pay for it with your own money.
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Ive never had one and i dont plan on ever having one.
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Me and my wife have a rule...if you want extra junk, soda, whatever, you have to pay for it with your own money.
My rule as well. My kids get an allowance. Candy, soda, snacks at the movies, must all be purchased with this as I refuse.
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Ive never had one and i dont plan on ever having one.
Don't get me wrong, I've had them. I particularly like the Monster coffee drinks, and if an early morning sees me heading somewhere in the car I might grab one, but these kids have been so suckered in with the "idea" of Monster. My wife has a student who wants a Monster tattoo. When she suggested that maybe a trend isn't a good thing to place on your body permanently (just ask anyone in their 40's who has a "Franky says RELAX" tattoo), his response was "it's not a drink, it's a LIFESTYLE."

Teenagers are retarded.
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I drink the calorie free AMP when on the road. I like the taste, and it's not as harsh as soda.

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