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Health

Questions mount on energy drinks

Popular caffeinated drinks raise health concerns, particularly in the young and those with heart problems

Caffeinated energy drinks, heavily marketed to young people, have exploded in popularity in recent years, with the market growing by triple digits and projected to reach $20 billion in sales next year.

But new questions are being raised about their safety, and the lack of government oversight of these popular beverages.

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