Comments for: Energy supplements targeted in Washington County public health initiative

Posted Nov. 21, 2012, at 3:04 p.m.

MACHIAS | A Washington County public health coalition is working to educate young people about the potential hazards of highly caffeinated “energy” drinks. Washington County: One Community is targeting use of the caffeine-based stimulants by those under age 18. The effort was sparked by a recent U.S. Food and …

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  • Anonymous

    The FDA report is here:http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CFSAN/CFSANFOIAElectronicReadingRoom/UCM328270.pdf

    It specifically states,” Reports to FDA do not necessarily include all relevant data, such as whether anindividual also suffered from other medical conditions (such as cardiac disease) or took other supplements or medication at the same time.”

    Also,”it is difficult for FDA to fully evaluate whether the product caused the adverse event or simply coincided with it. The fact that an adverse event happened after a person took a dietary supplement does not necessarily mean that the dietary supplement caused the adverse event.”

    If we are going to prevent children from consuming caffeine, do we ban them from colas and iced teas also? I think they could be spending money and effort on more important things.

  • Anonymous

    Cant kids just stick with coffee/expresso?
    Thats all we had growing up.
    Just fine.

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