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Health group takes on energy drinks

NEW YORK — A group of 18 doctors, researchers, and public health experts jointly urged the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to take action on energy drinks to protect adolescents and children from the possible risks of consuming high amounts of caffeine.

“There is evidence in the published scientific literature that the caffeine levels in energy drinks pose serious potential health risks,’’ the doctors and researchers wrote.

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