According to a report in the New York Times, five people have died between 2009 - 2012 after drinking Monster Energy, a popular energy drink.
Wendy Crossland, the mother of a teenager who died in December 2011 from a heart arrhythmia, after drinking Monster Energy, filed a lawsuit against the beverage company.
USA Swimming’s Sports Medicine and Science Committee has reviewed the risks and benefits related to energy drinks, and published a series of articles in 2012 to point out the dangers associated with such drink and to provide suggested alternatives.
Here they are. Review them and discuss them with your swimmers, parents and coaches today:
Energy Drinks: A No-No for Young Swimmers
Energy Drinks: What You Need to Know
The Direct Health Effects of Stimulant/Energy Drinks
Energy Drinks: Psychological Implications
Help! Does Any of This Make Sense