Letter to the Editor| Volume 168, ISSUE 2, e47-e49, September 30, 2013

Endothelial function acutely worse after drinking energy beverage

  • John P. Higgins
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, LBJ General Hospital, 5656 Kelley St, UT Annex-Room 104, Houston, Texas 77026-1967. Tel.: +1 713 500 6549; fax: +1 713 500 5912.
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, United States
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      Energy products, especially energy drinks are being consumed more and more worldwide, and particularly concerning is that adolescents are often targeted in marking [
      • Higgins J.P.
      • Tuttle T.D.
      • Higgins C.L.
      Energy beverages: content and safety.
      ]. Energy drinks are flavored beverages that usually contain added amounts of sugar, artificial caffeine, as well as other additives such as taurine, B vitamins, herbal supplements, guarana (a natural source of caffeine), glucuronanone, and ginseng [
      • Higgins J.P.
      • Tuttle T.D.
      • Higgins C.L.
      Energy beverages: content and safety.


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