October 22, 2012

Monster Energy

1 Energy Drink May Be Linked to Five Deaths

The manufacturers of Monster Energy drink are being sued by the family of a 14-year old girl who died after drinking two cans of the beverage within 24 hours. The girl died from “cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity” that complicated an existing heart condition, the lawsuit alleges. The family of the deceased girl filed the suit against Monster for failing to warn against the product’s dangers. In related news, the Food and Drug Administration is investigating five deaths that may be associated with the beverage. Monster is the leading US energy drink with about 39% of the US market. According to the company, “Monster is unaware of any fatality anywhere that has been caused by its drinks.” It plans to fight the lawsuit.

More at Nbcnews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Do Energy Drinks Turn Kids into Zombies

Tags: Food and Drug Administration, Monster Energy Drink, Cardiac Arrhythmia, Caffeine Toxicity

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2 Multivitamin After Gastric Bypass Drops Risks

Two case reports presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific meeting highlight the importance of nutritional adequacy after bariatric surgery. Noncompliance with vitamin and mineral supplementation after gastric bypass increases health risks, including an increased chance of heart problems. In the first report, a female patient successfully lost over 100 pounds, but did not follow the recommended nutritional protocol which caused anemia and a heart murmur. A second case focused on intake of selenium, an essential mineral which plays an integral role in heart function. The female patient, seven years out from her bariatric surgery, experienced respiratory and circulatory collapse due to cardiomyopathy, an enlargement of the heart muscle.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Weight Loss Surgery Carries Unexpected Costs

Tags: Bariatric Surgery, Dietary Supplements, Gastric Bypass, Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery

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