The U.S. Army has issued a new report asking their servicemen to stop consuming energy drinks in excess, saying it could do “some serious harm to your body.”
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What’s the Problem?
January 5, 2017 – A post on the Pentagon’s official science blog last week cited a study by researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research which found that soldiers in the field were more likely to fall asleep on duty if they consumed multiple beverages a day.
The study, entitled “Energy drink consumption and its association with sleep problems among US service members on a combat deployment,” looked at data from over 1,000 soldiers and Marines who were deployed in Afghanistan in 2010.
The researchers found that approximately 45% of deployed military personnel consumed at least one energy drink per day, while nearly 14% reported drinking three or more of the beverages daily.
“These products generally are unregulated and can have negative side effects,” the study’s authors concluded. “Those who drank three or more drinks a day also were more likely to report sleep disruption related to stress and illness and were more likely to fall asleep during briefings or on guard duty.”
Although the Army’s warning is meant for troops currently serving, it is still relevant for those of us who are not in the military, as the energy drinks many of us rely on to stay awake are loaded with caffeine and sugar.
Energy drinks contain an average of 27 grams of sugar each, which is 2 grams more than the recommended daily allowance for women. If you drink 2 of the beverages per day, you’ve already have twice your recommended sugar intake.
Excessive sugar consumption can lead to many health problems including weight gain, abdominal obesity, elevated blood sugar levels and diabetes.
Do I Have an Energy Drink Lawsuit?
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