Energy drinks linked to more adverse health effects including death.

Adverse health effects linked to energy drinks have been increasing in severity. 40 illnesses and five deaths have been linked to Monster Energy, and 13 illnesses and two lasting disabilities linked to Rockstar Energy.

The FDA in November linked 92 illnesses and 13 deaths to 5-Hour Energy shots revealed by adverse event reports filed by families, patients and doctors.

The new reports detail the events suffered by users of 5-Hour, Monster, and . These include:

Deaths due to or suicide linked to 5-Hour Energy
A miscarriage linked to 5-Hour Energy
Convulsions, life-threatening fear, deafness, and linked to 5-Hour Energy
Deaths due to or linked to Monster Energy drink
due to irregular heartbeat, severe diarrhea, migraine, psychotic
disorder, , and/or vomiting linked to Monster Energy drink
Disability from irregular heartbeat or stroke linked to Rockstar Energy drink
due to psychotic disorder, increased , or loss of
consciousness linked to Rockstar Energy drink

All of these reports are collected by the product manufacturers. As their products are marketed as , they are required to submit them to the FDA.

A recent test by Consumer Reports found a high :

5-Hour Energy contains 215 of caffeine per serving.
5-Hour Energy contains 242 of caffeine per serving.
Monster Energy contains 92 of caffeine per serving.
Rockstar Energy Drink, Double Strength contains 80 of caffeine per
Rockstar Energy Shot contains 229 of caffeine per serving.

High doses of caffeine can result in , nervousness, insomnia, and tremors. High doses can also trigger seizures and unstable heart rhythm.



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