Red Bull does not in fact gives you wings as Red Bull kills three teenagers in Canada along with causing bad side effects in 35 others.
According to UPI News, Red Bull kills three teenagers in Canada as the latest Health Canada report shows how the energy drink has had a negative impact on the overall health since 2003. The health documents state how Red Bull killed three male teens, two 15-year-olds and an 18-year-old, after they drank the energy drink.
As though three deaths weren’t bad enough, the health documents show how Red Bull also appears in more side-effect reports than any other energy drink out in the market. However, Health Canada does say that there is only a correlation between Red Bull and the side-effects and that no actual medical evidence has been provided yet. Canadian Beverage Association spokeswoman Stephanie Baxter told reporters, “Because a product or ingredient is listed on an adverse events report it in no way confirms or even implies a causal link. There can be a multitude of items listed on each report and a full review of the event is required to determine which, if any, played a role.”
Although there is no definitive proof, some Canadian provinces are considering limiting sales of energy drinks in order to promote a more healthy lifestyle and curve the dependency on energy drinks like Red Bull. In fact, a private member’s bill that has been proposed would require stores that sell energy drinks to display warning signs with the drinks in New Brunswick. Moreover, Nova Scotia’s professional doctors association advised the province ban the sale of the drinks to people younger than age 19 beginning this year.
President of Doctors Nova Scotia Dr. John Finley told reporters how he hopes the banning of selling energy drinks to anyone below the age of 19-years-old would help slow down the youth’s addiction to caffeine,”[The ban] would exclude children and youth because we feel they’re at particular risk of consumption of high amounts of caffeine.”
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Red Bull Kills Three Teenagers in Canada and Caused Side Effects in 35 Others.