Medical and social significance of energy beverages for young people Cover Image

Медико-социална значимост на енергийните напитки при млади хора
Medical and social significance of energy beverages for young people

Author(s): Donka Baykova, Petar Markov, Dimitar Markov
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Издателство на Медицински университет “Проф. д-р П. Стоянов“ - Варна

Summary/Abstract: Energy drinks are non-alcoholic refreshing drinks, acquired medical and social importance in the last decade not only because of their popularity and fashion trends in the pattern of eating and living for young people, but also because of established serious health risks of excessive use. The results indicate that children, adolescents and young people are the most vulnerable population group in the event of over-taking of energy drinks. The tolerability of caffeine in children and adolescents is up to 4 times lower than in adults. With daily intake of several (3-4 packs) energy drinks, the health risk of over-excitement, hypertension, tachycardia, hyperglycemia, etc. increases steeply. Concomitant use of energy drinks containing simple sugars, caffeine and taurine acid with an alcohol is linked to the delay of alcoholic intoxication, respectively – with increased alcohol consumption and dehydration of brain tissue extremely work of brain, heart, liver, kidney, etc. with serious risks to health and life. It concludes that the substantial increase in the consumption of energy drinks, particularly for children, students and young people in recent years requires action to: adjust the supply and labeling of energy drinks and increase health knowledge to make informed choices and use.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 27-29
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Bulgarian