30 Aug '12, 3am

Energy Drinks: More Deadly Than Healthy

Energy Drinks: More Deadly Than Healthy

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed three makers of energy drinks — Monster Beverage, PepsiCo and Living Essentials — in an investigation about whether they have been misleading consumers about health risks and, too, possibly violating federal law by promoting the drinks as dietary supplements rather than as foods (which are under FDA regulation ). In particular, the companies are accused of misleading consumers about the drinks’ caffeine content and whether all the ingredients in the drugs are accurately disclosed, says the New York Times . For instance, labels may say that drinks contain black tea extract and guarana, but may not note that these contain additional caffeine. The drinks contain from about 80 milligrams to more than 500 milligrams of caffeine; one test has shown that 5-Hour Energy Drink contains about 207 milligrams of caffeine. In...

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