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Energy drink abuse a problem

Energy drink abuse a problem Dr Adrian Lorde,. (FP)

Fri, October 26, 2012 - 12:08 AM

A doctor is warning Barbadians to stay away from high-energy drinks, the type now the focus of the United States consumer watchdog.

Dr Adrian Lorde, who also serves on the World Anti-Doping Association, said that he had always been concerned about the energy drinks.

His comments came in the wake of a probe by the United States-based Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) into reports that at least five people died after consuming the highly caffeinated Monster Energy drink.

Ricky Nurse, divisional director for Brydens Stokes, the local agents for the beverage, said via email: “Brydens Stokes Limited will continue to import the brand while our supplier continues their assessment of the reported incidents.”

But Lorde said the drinks, of which there are several types, are being abused by consumers who are mixing them with alcohol and making the situation worse.

“A number of people are abusing them, using them in large quantity and not eating properly. The public should be aware that [the drinks] have a high concentration of caffeine and they can cause cardiac arrhythmia,” he said. (AC)

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 11 months ago
What will man do next? Some searching for happiness, acceptance, peace, positive feelings/vibes, and joy in all the wrong places. Some lose their lives in ill-fated efforts to find such. So sad. Seems as if we're on a mad dash to destroy ourselves by making ill-advised decisions and choices.

Wake up, people. Cease being so dopey. Cease taking life for granted too. Say a loud and resounding "NO" to the tricks and lies of Satan, that filthy deceiver of mankind. Life is precious and to be enjoyed.

True, genuine and everlasting enjoyment and fulfillment will be experienced only when one has a relationship with our Creator, through His blessed Son, Jesus Christ, as our Christian faith teaches. Instead of reaching for dangerous drinks, reach out to your Maker whose Beloved Son promised, " ..... Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

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