Doctors urge FDA to restrict caffeine in energy drinks

  • Article by: BARRY MEIER , New York Times
  • Updated: March 19, 2013 - 10:47 PM

They were joined by researchers and public health experts in an effort to protect children.

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mnmaggiemnMar. 20, 13 7:03 AM

Personal responsibility...I dont need you to hold my hand, I am adult and I do not choose to over do it on these, drinks, its rare that I have one but it is my choice and responsibility. I agree we NEED age guidelines and a ten year old doesnt need to be drinking a giant Monster, mine doesnt get any. Honestly though let people make personal choices, let people take personal responsibility! I am getting sick of the nannying.

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tcatheartMar. 20, 13 7:58 AM

I see what you're saying, mnmaggiemn, but a large portion of sales of these energy drinks goes to teens and pre-teens who don't have the wherewithal to make educated decisions. They market very heavily to the teen demographic as well, further muddying the water. I think it's fantastic that you are parenting your child and not letting them have the drinks, but lets be honest, many parents aren't doing that. What other decision can be made?

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mnmaggiemnMar. 20, 13 8:40 AM

You are right there tcatheart. Thats why I am not against age guidelines etc. Start regulating the sale to youngsters. Not too sure how that would work but it seems as though parenting standards have lowered since I was a kid.

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