A recent government report found the number of visits to emergency facilities linked to energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011.
Just one energy drink can be equal to five cups of coffee. Many of those who went to the emergency room said they drank as many as four energy drinks in a single day. Having that much caffeine, especially in such a short period of time, can cause cardiovascular problems, such as fast or irregular heartbeat.
Of the nearly 21,000 people who went to the ER with similar symptoms, about 70 percent were men and 42 percent mixed energy drinks with drugs or alcohol.
Do you think energy drinks present a significant health risk? Do you think they should be more strictly regulated?