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Do Energy Drinks Cause Brain Injury?

 

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According to study, there is an undisputed connection between serious brain injuries and energy drinks. “Researchers believe teenagers who had experienced a traumatic brain injury in the past year were seven times more likely to have consumed five or more energy drinks in the past week than teens who hadn’t had such injuries,” according to an article written by Hillary Pollack for Munchies.

My Opinion

I have no doubt that some teens with a brain injury guzzled a lot of energy drinks, but I do not believe the drinks caused the brain injuries. Suggesting energy drinks cause brain injury is similar to suggesting water causes brain injury because 100% of teens with a brain injury report having consumed water at some point prior to their brain injury.

I am much more inclined to believe teens who enjoy activities that have a high incidence of brain injury enjoy consuming energy drinks.

Credits

Thanks to Hillary Pollack for writing the article upon which my opinion is based; Munchies for committing its resources to the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

Scott
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.


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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.