28 May 2008

I Thought It Was Guns That Led To Risky Behavior

"Health researchers have identified a surprising new predictor for risky behavior among teenagers and young adults: the energy drink."

Wow! And all this time people have been saying that guns lead to risky behavior.

"In March, The Journal of American College Health published a report on the link between energy drinks, athletics and risky behavior. The study's author, Kathleen Miller, an addiction researcher at the University of Buffalo, says it suggests that high consumption of energy drinks is associated with "toxic jock" behavior, a constellation of risky and aggressive behaviors including unprotected sex, substance abuse and violence."

Who knew? So does this mean we should ban the assault energy drinks, before risky behavior turns to . . . deadly behavior?

For the children (toward whom energy drinks are clearly targeted, though the beverage industry says otherwise)?

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