Teens who consume energy drinks may be more prone to substance abuse

02/6/2014 | DailyRx.com

Among about 22,000 eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders in the U.S., those who consumed energy drinks or shots had higher rates of alcohol, cigarette, marijuana and amphetamine use within the preceding 30 days, a U.S. study found. Daily intake of soft drinks also was substantially linked to smoking, marijuana use and alcohol use in all three grades. The findings appear in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.

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