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(WHEC Rochester)   In absolutely stunning news that absolutely no one ever saw coming, new study shows that energy drinks are not good for teenagers. To the Romerocopter, Captain Obvious   (whec.com) divider line 21
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2013-02-04 10:07:34 AM
Err...they're not good for anyone.
 
2013-02-04 10:09:23 AM
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2013-02-04 10:12:45 AM
Being a teenager is what's bad for health.  I'm hearing of idiots consuming three or four. . . by lunchtime.

Teenagers can turn anything into a bad idea.  It's what they do.
 
2013-02-04 10:23:29 AM
Taste the Beast!
 
2013-02-04 10:24:46 AM
What a Romerocopter might look like...

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2013-02-04 10:27:16 AM
How is this new?  Growing up in the 80s, I remember being told by many people, repeatedly, that caffeine wasn't good for "growing kids".  I was perplexed when my brother let his daughter go to Starbucks thrice daily when she started high school.
 
2013-02-04 10:29:04 AM
Ooooh.. so I should never have drank two cans of pepsi a day in 1989-1993 high school days.  *twich*
 
2013-02-04 10:36:42 AM
So how long until they reclassify caffeine as an addictive drug and start regulating it like tobacco?
 
2013-02-04 10:38:44 AM
Depends,  Whatthefark...do you live in NYC?
 
2013-02-04 10:39:35 AM
Next thing you know, they're going to be telling us that drinking too much alcohol makes you drunk and that driving while drunk is a bad thing.
 
2013-02-04 10:44:30 AM
pffff... everyone knows that Captain Obvious has a cape, and flies.
 
2013-02-04 10:59:39 AM
I have no problem recommending the safe, effective energy drinks like 5Hr Energy and EmergenC. Especially for athletic youth, Its a great way to steer them away from gear and into responsible, empirical supplement use.

The positive effects are easy to see (Niacin is a great booster for the budding weightifter or wrestler), and the negative effects are harmless but hella unpleasant. You're not likely to forget your first niacin flush or your first C shiats.

But all that other sugary, caffeinated crap isn't any better for kids than Coca Cola. Definitely NOT part of eatin' clean.
 
2013-02-04 11:03:35 AM

Whatthefark: So how long until they reclassify caffeine as an addictive drug and start regulating it like tobacco?


It's not the caffeine that's the issue with energy drinks that's the issue. It's all the other stuff that's linked to cancer and heart problems. caffeine in normal doses I.E. 3 to 4 8 oz. cups a day not our huge gargantuan cups is good for you.
 
2013-02-04 11:21:43 AM

Whatthefark: So how long until they reclassify caffeine as an addictive drug and start regulating it like tobacco?



They do that, and assassinations will be in order.


...Naw, hey. I'm just kidding!
 
2013-02-04 11:37:57 AM
But it's our God-given right to hawk junk food in the public schools!
 
2013-02-04 11:39:04 AM

rigamrts: It's not the caffeine that's the issue with energy drinks that's the issue.


You said that's the issue twice.
 
2013-02-04 11:42:26 AM
Being a teen is hard enough without something being hyped to pick you up turning out to be basically legal speed.

Teens, from dimly recalling my own years, never seemed to get enough sleep. I recall sleeping 10 hours on Saturdays and still wanting more when dragged out of the sack by my Mom.

They are full of their own angst just trying to cope with growing up and peer pressure while attempting to come to grips with their puberty fueled emotions.

There may have been reasons why, in my day, parents didn't approve of their kids drinking coffee. There were no laws against it, but a kid had to be a certain age before he was allowed the caffeinated brew.

When these energy drinks came out, I didn't have a problem with them. I tried a few and disliked the taste. A couple made my heart fire off irregular heartbeats. None seemed to do much more for me than make me jumpy. That 5 hour energy stuff made me feel rather crappy.

Still, I didn't pay much attention to the stuff, until I realized it was being pushed like mad all over the TV and everywhere else. Then I started having concerns because basically, IMO, they're pushing legal speed and targeting the age groups between 15 and 30.

Advertising works. People will buy even the crappiest things if they're advertised properly. (See infomercials.) In the high pressure, economic mess of today, pushing something that might make you feel good that is one step away from a drug nearly guarantees the manufacturer millions in profits.

Plus, since it's not a legally defined drug, you don't have to put up with the FDA restrictions. Another plus is, since it's not an herb you can smoke to get high that resembles pot, the politicians aren't going to trip all over themselves to make it illegal.

Like they did with a version of Sage.

However, it's not a good thing to push such a product in an era when Meth is so popular. Nor is it a good thing to rave about the benefits of consuming it. People will, naturally, over consume the stuff and it's not all that good for you.

Timing, in sales and advertising, is everything. When you have a stressed out population, you can easily sell them anything, even if it rots their kidneys and damages their hearts down the road.

Kids under stress don't need an artificial stimulant that puts them under more stress. We have sugar loaded sodas laced with caffeine that can do that quite well as it is.
 
2013-02-04 02:19:31 PM

H31N0US: Err...they're not good for anyone.


They're good for me considering without them I'd rarely be able to get through my 2 hour workouts.
 
2013-02-04 02:21:45 PM

willfullyobscure: I have no problem recommending the safe, effective energy drinks like 5Hr Energy . . . . Especially for athletic youth, Its a great way to steer them away from gear and into responsible, empirical supplement use.

The positive effects are easy to see (Niacin is a great booster for the budding weightifter or wrestler), and the negative effects are harmless but hella unpleasant. You're not likely to forget your first niacin flush or your first C shiats.

But all that other sugary, caffeinated crap isn't any better for kids than Coca Cola. Definitely NOT part of eatin' clean.


I think the "safe" bit is sort of up in the air...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57550247/fda-investigating-13-de at hs-tied-to-5-hour-energy/
 
2013-02-04 02:22:49 PM

Whatthefark: So how long until they reclassify caffeine as an addictive drug and start regulating it like tobacco marijuana?


oh wait...nvm
 
2013-02-04 04:34:12 PM
Frakkers are't good for people on stimulants such as ritalin either. I found that shi out the hard way. I know, I know, common sense and all. But caffeine and nicotine synergize so well. So,nooooooooo'PU, no energy drink with stimulant medication. The hell am I ranting about again?
 
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