Thursday, 14 December, 2017

American Teenager Dies After Drinking Excessive Caffeine

Ben Pena | 18 May, 2017, 22:24

The South Carolina teenager collapsed in class after drinking three caffeine filled drinks in less than 2 hours.

A 16-year-old died after he reportedly consumed caffeine-loaded soft drinks, coffee, and an energy drink in a two-hour period.

"But with energy drinks, the range is very wide; from 100 milligrams to several hundred milligrams", said Dr. Mathew Broom, SLUCare Pediatrician at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

Davis' autopsy showed no undiagnosed heart conditions, and that he had no conditions that could have been triggered by the extra caffeine intake.

At a news conference on Monday, the boy's father said his son was very careful about drugs and alcohol.

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"You worry about their safety, their health - especially once they start driving but it wasn't a vehicle crash that took his life instead it was an energy drink", David's dad Sean Cripe said.

Cripe's father, sean, said: "Like all parents, we worry about our kids as they grow up". The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents, age 12 to 18, should not consume more than 100 milligrammes of caffeine per day. "Instead, it was an energy drink".

Watts said Monday, "Now the objective here today is not to slam Mountain Dew, it's not to slam cafe lattes, it's not to slam energy drinks, but what we want to do here today is make people understand that these drinks, this amount of caffeine, how it's ingested, can have dire consequences, and that's what happened in this case".

Health experts have expressed concern about the drinks' high caffeine content, which can cause arrhythmia and raise blood pressure in young people.

Energy drinks can contain up to 240 milligrams of caffeine, according to a 2012 Consumer Reports study.

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