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Matthew Davis quoted in CBS Detroit article, "Study: Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Kids"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Matthew Davis was quoted in a CBS Detroit article about a new study on children and the dangers of caffeinated energy drinks. The report, published in Pediatrics, says energy drink-related illnesses in children include strokes, seizures, and heart palpitations.

"The recommended [amount] is no more than 100 milligrams of caffeine for a child in any given day. And, many of these energy drinks have that much, or perhaps even more, just in one serving," Davis told WWJ Newsradio 950. "I encourage [kids] them to stay away from them just because the effects can be pretty unpredictable and, in some cases, very unsafe."