Caffeinated energy drinks--a growing problem.

  title={Caffeinated energy drinks--a growing problem.},
  author={Chad J. Reissig and Eric C. Strain and Roland R. Griffiths},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={99 1-3},
Since the introduction of Red Bull in Austria in 1987 and in the United States in 1997, the energy drink market has grown exponentially. Hundreds of different brands are now marketed, with caffeine content ranging from a modest 50 mg to an alarming 505 mg per can or bottle. Regulation of energy drinks, including content labeling and health warnings differs across countries, with some of the most lax regulatory requirements in the U.S. The absence of regulatory oversight has resulted in… CONTINUE READING
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