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Effects of Energy Drinks on Short Term Memory and the Reaction Time

Thuy Le Sabneet, Sandhu Abhiroop, Bose Abhishek Pandya 

“Energy drink” is generally defined as a “drink which contains ingredients claimed to enhance both mental and physical performance”. The ingredients are different, so that the effects probably vary. The World Health Organization is considering energy drink consumption a public health threat, and believes that aggressive marketing campaigns towards children, teens, and young adults needs more regulation. In 2011, in the US, 20,000 patients asked for emergency medical services after consuming emergency drinks – either alone (most of the cases) or mixed with another stimulant.

Are the effects on mental and physical performance really worth visiting emergency room? Of course not.

Are the effects real or placebo?

Lets see what a research on Bonaire tells us.

 

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