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Consumption of energy drinks by children and adolescents • Profiling Institute

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Energy drink consumption among children and youth is alarming according to DAK Prevention Radar 2019 results, what exactly was found? How harmful is the consumption of energy drinks? what does it involve?

Actual data

That DAK preventive radar Yippee Analysis of DAK-Gesundheit and IFT-Nordthat in 5th to 10th grade is carried out and has been running since the 2016/2017 school year. The students were therefore accompanied for a certain period of time and questioned at certain intervals. That DAK 2019 preventive radar became the center of attention with Consumption of energy drinks in children and adolescents involved in this age group.

Accordingly, the total 58 percent said the interviewed students already once Tried energy drinks have. in 9th and 10th grade share has already been included 80 percent. should more boys As a girl, they reported drinking energy drinks before.

When asked if they Energy drinks in the last month before or during school lessons got drunk, gave 13 percent of students yes. Have again more students than students answered yes and proportionally more students from higher 9th and 10th grade.

Most would take energy drinks with them less than once a month drink (19 percent). At least once a month you could 10 percent drink, 6 percent at least once a week and 3 percent daily. In grades 9 and 10, the proportions are higher again, as is the proportion of boys.

Consumption of energy drinks in children and adolescents high schools be there much lowerthan at other types of schools. Yet it appears to be the case Try of energy drinks can become one over time more frequent and regular use respectively.

Consumption of energy drinks and associations with health characteristics

DAK Prevention Radar 2019 also looks at the link between energy drink consumption by children and youth and their other health characteristics. So be Percentage of students with sleep disorders among those who consume energy drinks daily clearly increased. Among them, 63 percent reported suffering from insomnia. This was reported by only 41 percent of schoolchildren who did not consume any energy drinks. Even when consuming less than once a month, half of the students reported sleep disturbances. Sleep disorders among frequent drug users were found in 24 percent of them on a later bedtime return for energy drinks.

Also incidence of obesity was in the group of daily consumers of energy drinks with 16 percent versus 8 percent clearly increased. Also be observed weight development in students using drugs more negative. Normal-weight students who reported drinking energy drinks at least once a month in the 2016/2017 school year were 11 percent overweight in the 2018/2019 school year. Conversely, this negative development was evident in the 2016/2017 school year in only 5 percent of students with a normal weight, who at that time consumed energy drinks less than once a month.

Also suffer mental health students who consume daily. There are significantly more cases of 21 percent versus 6 percent hyperactivitywhich can be found, among others, in attention problems would express Be more too emotional problems were detectable (20 percent versus 8 percent) and significantly more behavioral problems (30 percent to just 4 percent).

the influence of advertising

DAK-Gesundheit also mentioned the influence of advertising on the consumption of energy drinks by children and young people in its press release on the prevention radar 2019. So be it advertising for such drinks risk factor for consumption among students, as such they would become attractive become for them. This can be seen from the fact that Pupils who come into contact with such advertising more often also begin to consume energy drinks more often I would. Over a period of 2 years, this would affect about one in two of these students. By comparison, this is only about one in three students with less exposure to such advertising.

DAK-Gesundheit requirements

In the published press release, DAK-Gesundheit also derives claims from these DAK Prevention Radar 2019 results. So they promote energy drinks better and more clearly marked it should be. and previously required by law (not suitable for children, pregnant and lactating women and increased caffeine content). unsatisfactory. Rather, it would have to be based on those determined by the preventive radar health risks already warned on the can/bottle. This should primarily serve to protect minors so that they avoid or minimize the negative health risks associated with the consumption of energy drinks.

Here you can find the DAK press release about the DAK Prevention Radar 2019 and the study itself:

Energy drinks: Every fifth schoolchild drinks them regularly

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