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Why "energy drinks" are a bad idea

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Need a Quick Boost? Why "energy drinks" are a bad idea (2/21/2007)

Presentation transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. What is the difference between and "energy drink" and a "sports drink"?
  2. How many cans of the most popular energy drink are sold each year?
  3. What is in energy drinks?
  4. Why should pregnant women avoid energy drinks?
  5. Why is mixing energy drinks with alcohol so dangerous?

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Links reviewed and updated: 25 January 2009
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