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Energy drinks ‘falsely promise weight loss’

Energy drinks 'falsely promise weight loss'Energy drinks are falsely promising slimmers that they aid in weight loss, an expert has suggested.

Stephanie Ballard, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Nova Southeastern University's West Palm Beach campus, said people think that energy drinks will aid them in losing weight as the beverages claim to help them to exercise for longer.

However, these drinks are highly loaded with sugar and contain a great number of calories.

"Despite their use for weight loss, energy drinks may be contributing to the obesity epidemic alongside less caffeinated, sugary drinks like soda," Ms Ballard added.

She went on to warn that regularly consuming high levels of caffeine has been associated with a number of health complaints, such as insomnia, nervousness, arrhythmias and osteoporosis.

Back in June, a study presented to the American College of Sports Medicine revealed that university athletes are more likely to take risks, such as drink-driving, when they have mixed energy beverages with alcohol, rather than just consuming alcohol alone.

Do you use energy drinks to keep you going at the gym for longer? 


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18 Aug
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