The View from A Farr – Safe energy drinks?

By Annette Farr | 16 September 2008

Research suggesting that caffeine-rich energy drinks could raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart damage has once again put the debate over the safety of these drinks in the spotlight. Meanwhile, the number of 'all-natural' energy drinks on the market is proliferating. Annette Farr wonders whether it may be time for 'traditional' energy drinks, notably market leader Red Bull, to wake up and smell the caffeine.

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Research suggesting that caffeine-rich energy drinks could raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart damage has once again put the debate over the safety of these drinks in the spotlight. Meanwhile, the number of 'all-natural' energy drinks on the market is proliferating. Annette Farr wonders whether it may be time for 'traditional' energy drinks, notably market leader Red Bull, to wake up and smell the caffeine.

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