Potentially harmful effects of energy drinks

By Chen Ziqi China Plus Published: 2017-05-18 17:03:38
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Speakers: Heyang, Ryan Price, and Caroline Wu

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China has become the largest energy drink market in the world. A new research found energy drinks to be potentially harmful to health, and Chinese state media warn citizens to “think twice” before drinking the beverage. 

The researchers believe that energy drinks may alter blood pressure and cardiac rhythm beyond the effects of caffeine alone.

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that adults consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day, which is equivalent to four or five cups of coffee.

The audio clip is from Round Table, produced by CRI. 

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