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# Energy Drinks

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Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.
Poll: Should under-16s be banned from buying energy drinks?
There are rules on the labelling of energy drinks but no official age restriction.
If you consume a pre-workout energy drink, what should you look out for?
In his latest column, Jonny Holland takes a closer look at the phenomenon of energy drinks and pre-workout supplements.
Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s
The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.
Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban
Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.
Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s
Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.
Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks
The 50-year-old said he had begun to use energy drinks due to his “labour-intensive workday”.
Teenage boy in US died after drinking energy drinks too quickly
Davis Allen Cripe, 16, collapsed at school and later died in hospital.
Here's the maximum amount of caffeine you should drink in a day
The amount of caffeine in various drinks — or even the same drink from a different chain — can vary dramatically.
Here's how much sugar is in your favourite energy drink
Some of the drinks on the Irish market contain as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar.
Poll: Should there be a ban on selling energy drinks to under 16s?
Some drinks being sold in Ireland contain 16 spoonfuls of sugar.
Woman explains how Monster energy drinks are the work of Satan, goes viral
“What has Christ got to do with an energy drink?”
Irish watchdog likely to recommend that energy drinks are not consumed by children
Safefood will make a number of recommendations to the Department of Health on these products by the end of this year.
An EU country has banned energy drinks for anyone under 18
Lithuania has banned the sale of the drinks to minors citing health concerns.
Energy drinks make kids 'fat, not fit' - study
A study published in an American journal finds that many parents are buying kids high-sugar drinks believing them healthy.
Energy drinks linked to seizures, cardiac abnormalities and mood swings: report
A new study warns that energy drinks should be avoided by children with heart problems, diabetes and ADHD – as they could lead to palpitations, seizures, cardiac abnormalities and mood swings.