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Mixing energy drinks dangerous to teens

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Child health experts recommend other pediatricians pay attention to how often teenagers consume energy drinks.

An article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics explores impact of the highly-caffeinated drinks on adolescents.

The researchers say caffeine in large amounts may increase the risk for anxiety, insomnia, dehydration, digestive and cardiovascular problems in teens.

They suggest other pediatricians routinely ask teens about their energy drink consumption and discuss the possible risks with them.

-Study led by researchers at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA and published in Pediatrics in Review (a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics)

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