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Jan16-13, 10:53 PM
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Yes, it's a meta study, and it focuses on young people since they are primarily the age group that use these products.

My take was that, as it said
these drinks have been reported in association with serious adverse effects, especially in children, adolescents, and young adults with seizures, diabetes, cardiac abnormalities, or mood and behavioral disorders or those who take certain medications.
To me, this means that the users have the other isues listed that the drinks exacerbated. That was in the first paragraph. That said they HAD those conditions, or med use, not that the drinks caused them. The drinks are thought to have made the pre-existing conditions worse. Did you read that differently?

the short-term, pediatricians need to be aware of the possible effects of energy drinks in vulnerable populations and screen for consumption to educate families. Long-term research should aim to understand the effects in at-risk populations.