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Although energy drinks advertise that they give you a boost, food and medical experts say they really don't and the level of sugar and caffeine can cause dehydration and be dangerous for the young and active. McClatchy Newspapers

Energy drinks provide boost, but health experts cite risks

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It's been a grind all day, and now it's bedtime - but you've got more work to do or a long drive ahead.

Should you gulp an energy drink?

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"Gulp" is the operative word, health experts say. Ounce for ounce, most energy drinks may be no worse for health than strong coffee. But while people sip coffee or tea, those who choose energy drinks consume them like soda pop.

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