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New Wave of Elderly Energy Drinkers Unaware of Dangers

Normally a habit of younger generations, consumption of energy drinks is a rapidly growing trend among elders who wish to recapture the vitality of their younger years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The companies that manufacture and market these beverages are increasingly targeting this demographic, advertising at AARP conventions and in prominent senior publications.

But, the question remains, are they safe for an elderly population that is prone to a myriad of health problems associated with aging?

Since energy drink consumption among elders is such a recent phenomenon, little research has been conducted on the effect these beverages have on their health.

However, energy drinks have been proven to elevate blood pressure and increase heart rate, two effects that can be deadly for elderly people with heart disease.

Energy drinks are also not a good mix with prescription medications, since they can nullify the medication’s effects or produce dangerous side effects.

Their ingredients also don’t fit the very specific nutritional needs of the elderly. Older people who eat well-balanced diets will get the nutrients they need from the foods they eat and will have no need for the extra vitamins touted on the labels of energy drinks.

 
Source: agingcare.com

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