Sales of energy drinks surge, along with controversy over health effects

While many Americans still reach for a cup of coffee for a boost, more consumers — particularly the younger set — have developed a taste for energy drinks. Justin Alvey, a pediatrician and associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, estimates 20 to 30 percent of the adolescents in his practice admit to consuming energy drinks regularly. Some say they drink the beverages to augment their athletic performance, but most say they chug just to get through the day. Either way, i...

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