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Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:51

Public Alert On Energy Drinks For Teenagers And Children

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have been informed that the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), on 17th May, 2017 in Washington DC, warned that the consumption of energy drinks by children and teenagers could lead to life threatening health complications including death.

APP cautioned that the ingredients contained in energy drinks have not been tested on children and so their safety cannot be guaranteed. It stated that most energy drinks contain caffeine equivalent to three (3) cups of coffee and as much as fourteen (14) teaspoons of sugar.

Caffeine is a stimulant, it acts on the body's central nervous thereby increasing alertness and reducing sleepiness.

NAFDAC alerts that energy drinks are unsuitable for toddlers and young children. Also, adolescents and pregnant women should exercise caution in the consumption of energy drinks.

NAFDAC.........Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

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