Bayport mom wages war on energy drinks for kids

Energy drinks are legally distributed, but Nassau pediatricians declared Wednesday the popular beverage could be very dangerous to a child's health. Nassau University Medical Center Chairman of Pediatrics

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2006, 11:21 PM

Updated 6,419 days ago

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Energy drinks are legally distributed, but Nassau pediatricians declared Wednesday the popular beverage could be very dangerous to a child's health.
Nassau University Medical Center Chairman of Pediatrics Dr. Harvey Aiges says the energy drinks, which contain large amounts of caffeine and sugar relative to their size, have a potent effect on a child. Bayport mother Dorothy Keller says she rushed her 12-year-old son to the hospital after he drank half a can of Lost. Keller says her son's blood pressure and heart rate skyrocketed and he looked as if he'd taken drugs.
Keller has reached out to local lawmakers and the FDA to campaign for age restrictions on purchasing energy drinks.


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