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These drinks are very popular with young people, but how healthy are they?
Energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine and sugar (in non-diet varieties), which can lead to health problems including:
In 2018, a number of major supermarkets banned the sale of energy drinks to under 16’s in the UK, and the government is looking at this becoming law.
Energy drinks that are high in caffeine have to be labelled ‘high caffeine’ and state that they are not suitable for young people.
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