Energy drink consumption among Ontario youth
We recently published findings from more than 23,000 youth on energy drink consumption from the COMPASS study. The findings confirm very high level of use for energy drinks on their own and mixed with alcohol. The findings underscore the strong association between energy drinks and binge drinking among under-age youth. Collectively, these findings highlight the importance of evaluating existing energy drink policies with respect to consumption among youth.
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Use of caffeinated energy drinks among secondary school students in Ontario: Prevalence and correlates of using energy drinks and mixing with alcohol.
Reid JL, Hammond D, McCrory C, Dubin JA, Leatherdale ST.
Canadian Journal of Public Health 2015; 106(3):e101-e108. doi: 10.17269/CJPH.106.4684