Background: An energy
drinks supposed to give a boost of energy to the consumer. It usually contains
caffeine and lot of sugar. We studied the risks associated with the consumption
of these drinks, the conditions in which they are consumed and the frequency of
obesity in the determination of body mass index among 195 students of the
Faculty of Sciences Ben M’Sik. Methods: This is a survey conducted by students
of the Ben M’sik
Faculty of Sciences, Hassan II Casablanca University, during the year 2015,
using a questionnaire exploring the consumption of energy drinks. Results: Our
study shows 195 of
surveyed students consuming energy drinks, of which 22.0% are girls and 78.0%
are boys, of which 16.5% were overweight, 5.5% moderate and 2% severe obesity. 9.2%
of students consume them to quench the thirst, 10.8% to bring their body
energy, 7.7% for their taste, 21.5% to mitigate fatigue, 6.2% to stimulate and
44.6% for all the reasons cited. 4.6% say they associate them with tobacco,
4.0% with alcohol and 6.8% with some drugs during review periods. The consequences of
poisoning these drinks can be serious health and manifest as tachycardia (3.2%), agitation or confusion (29.3%), abdominal
pain (7.9%), hypertension (19.4%). These symptoms experienced are
significantly higher among consumers of these drinks compared to controls.
Witnesses consume either energy drinks or sugary drinks. Discussion/Conclusion:
That frequent consumption of energy drinks may pose a risk and a danger to the
health of consumers, hence the need for awareness especially young people
against their effects. Public health organizations must also keep a close watch
on this new trend.
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