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@SFGIANTSGIRL wrote:

@Mz iMac wrote:
Healthy student, 16, collapses and dies from heart problems after drinking a large Mountain Dew, a latte and an energy drink in the space of two hours

 

 

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@Mz iMac wrote:
Healthy student, 16, collapses and dies from heart problems after drinking a large Mountain Dew, a latte and an energy drink in the space of two hours

 

 

FULL ARTICLE LINK


Thank You for posting this. I don't think this is about getting government involved in studies or anything like that. This is about parental responsibility in discussing this with your teen.

 

I have a 16 year old boy, who goes to the gym 5 times a week, runs 5Ks with me and has a conditioning class at school.  This opened up the discussion about the dangers of caffine loading and just gave him info in general.  Just something to think about and caution him of prior to his workouts.

 

Deb


 

 

Who said the government should get involved?    Funny, this British article said the teen had heart problems, and the news here in the U.S. said he didn't have heart problems.

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@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@SFGIANTSGIRL wrote:

@Mz iMac wrote:
Healthy student, 16, collapses and dies from heart problems after drinking a large Mountain Dew, a latte and an energy drink in the space of two hours

 

 

FULL ARTICLE LINK



@Mz iMac wrote:
Healthy student, 16, collapses and dies from heart problems after drinking a large Mountain Dew, a latte and an energy drink in the space of two hours

 

 

FULL ARTICLE LINK


Thank You for posting this. I don't think this is about getting government involved in studies or anything like that. This is about parental responsibility in discussing this with your teen.

 

I have a 16 year old boy, who goes to the gym 5 times a week, runs 5Ks with me and has a conditioning class at school.  This opened up the discussion about the dangers of caffine loading and just gave him info in general.  Just something to think about and caution him of prior to his workouts.

 

Deb


 

 

Who said the government should get involved?    Funny, this British article said the teen had heart problems, and the news here in the U.S. said he didn't have heart problems.


 

       I click on links but as I recall, all the news stories said that he died from heart issues but none of them said that he had a pre-existing heart condition.  Some specified that he did not.  The hear condtion they were referring to was the arrythmia that resulted for that massive dose of caffeine he drank before his death....the caffeine cause the arrythmia that let to his death.  

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