You may want to avoid energy drinks after reading this article.

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You may want to avoid energy drinks after reading this article.

The sales of energy drinks have grown 60 percent since 2011 according to the web site statista

Caffeine has been used as a stimulant for years by students and adults alike, however, unlike coffee, the sweet sugary concoctions in drinks such as Red Bull and Monster have too much sugar and other things that are not good for us.

The immediate effect is one of stimulation, however, according to the Washington Post, there are other changes that occur that are horrible for your health. Check out this article on the immediate effects of energy drinks.

Here’s what happens to your body after you down an energy drink. It’s kind of scary.

There’s been a lot of controversy about caffeine-spiked energy drinks in recent years following a spate of deaths and overdoses related to the beverages. In one of the most heartbreaking cases, 14-year-old Anais Fournier of Maryland died after consuming two 24-ounce cans of an energy drink. Food and Drug Administration has been studying such cases to try to determine if there’s a causal link and, if so, what to do about it. Makers of energy drinks, meanwhile, have insisted that the beverages are safe and that some of the cases of bad reactions may have been due to pre-existing conditions that the individuals in question had.

In an effort to get more information about exactly happens in your body after you consume one of the drinks, Mayo Clinic researcher Anna Svatikova and her colleagues recruited 25 volunteers.

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