On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
According to recent research, there is a strong link between traumatic brain injury in teens and the consumption of energy drinks. A neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital believes that significant caffeine consumption alters the makeup of the brain, which can make it harder for a patient to recover. Therefore, a TBI can be especially harmful for California teens because their brains are still developing.
It is believed that young athletes may drink them to get an energy boost or may be more likely to drink them because a popular athlete has endorsed it. Furthermore, many teens and their parents assume that energy drinks are like soda or other soft drinks and are not harmful in the long term. However, those who do research into their effects say that they are powerful stimulants that can impact a student’s ability to learn while in school.