ER visits tied to energy drinks doubles since 2007, survey finds
AP: A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.
From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of those cases involved teens or young adults, according to a survey of the nation’s hospitals released late last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Photo: Reza Estakhrian / Getty Images stock via NBCNews.com

ER visits tied to energy drinks doubles since 2007, survey finds

AP: A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of those cases involved teens or young adults, according to a survey of the nation’s hospitals released late last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Photo: Reza Estakhrian / Getty Images stock via NBCNews.com

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    I know a few people who this would be important information for
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    They are awful for you…just don’t touch them!
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    damn me, I drink like 1 rockstar a week. This will be the thing that gives me cancer.
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    This is important!
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