Study Says Energy Drinks Should Be Labeled

A study by Johns Hopkins University found that some energy drinks contain so much caffeine and stimulants that they should also carry a warning label about the potential risks of consuming the beverages.

The beverages, which are mostly powered by excessive caffeine, have been reported to cause difficulty sleeping, rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression and, in rare cases, death. The risks rise if a person has an existing erratic heartbeat or other heart issues.

The drinks reportedly carry anywhere from 50 to 505 milligrams of caffeine – as mush as ten times the amount of a normal soft drink, reports say -- but are unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which call them dietary supplements, leaving companies free to either limit or disclose the caffeine amount in each serving.

The largest of all energy drinks are Red Bull and Monster Energy, which account for 95 percent of energy drink sales- part of a $5.4 billion industry, reports say

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