It was reported last week that Federal officials in the US have documents that could link highly caffeinated drinks, such as Monster Energy, with a stream of deaths.

The allegations could give a new meaning to the company’s tag: ‘killer energy brew’.

It’s reminiscent of the time that Red Bull was banned in France, thanks to concerns its high levels of taurine and caffeine could produce “neurophysiological problems”.

However, the ban was overturned after it was ruled no health risks could be proven.

 Still, should we be risking kids guzzling energy drinks and potentially popping their clogs while investigations into products take place?

If for no other reason than to stop little brats from being more energetic than usual, why not put age restrictions, or sanctions, on highly caffeinated drinks?


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