June 26, 2013

Monster Beverage Corp.

1 Mother Sues Energy Drink Co. Over Son’s Death

Paula Morris, the mother of 19-year old Alex who died last year from cardiac arrest, is suing Monster Beverage Corp., manufacturers of an energy drink, over the death of her son. The lawsuit alleges that Alex would not have died had he not drunk two cans of Monster energy drink every year for three years before his death. The case is similar to one filed in Maryland after the family of 14-year old Anais Fournier sued the company after she drank two 24-ounce cans of Monster and died. So far, Monster has remained mum regarding Morris’s death but previously said that no blood test was performed to confirm that Fournier’s death was related to consumption of their energy drink. The FDA is investigating reports of deaths linked to energy drinks, including five that cite Monster beverages.

More at NBCnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Energy Drink May Be Linked to Five Deaths

Tags: Cardiac Arrest, Monster Energy Drink, Monster Beverage Corp., Paula Morris, Alex Morris, Anais Fournier

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Fast Carbs Get You Hooked

2 Carbs Activate Addiction Areas in Brain

Fast-digesting carbohydrates like sweets and highly processed breads stimulate areas in the brain that are involved with addiction and cravings, find researchers. This stimulation could possibly lead to more intense hunger, as well as overeating. The study found that even when people were not aware of what they were eating, consuming carbs that are digested quickly activates those areas of the brain associated with addiction, reward and pleasure. The study involved brain scans of 12 overweight men who ate different kinds of milkshakes to test the effects of fast-digesting carbs and slow-digesting carbs. The research was published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

More at NPR | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Carbs May Boost Women's Heart Disease Risk

Tags: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital, Dangers Carbs, Food Addiction, Slow Carbs, Fast Carbs

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