The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes, and practices concerning energy drink consumption and the prevalence of side effects among medical students. Twenty-two percent of respondents were regular users, particularly men (p <.0005). Users were younger (p =.027) and drank alcohol more frequently (p =.008) than "non-users." Forty-nine percent consumed alcohol associated with energy drinks. Forty-five percent of medical students declared side effects after energy drink consumption, such as palpitations (35%), insomnia (21%), and irritability (20%). The study confirms a large use of energy drinks among students and the occurrence of side effects. The use of energy drinks may influence the ingestion of large amounts of alcohol.

Casuccio, A., Bonanno, V., Catalano, R., Cracchiolo, M., Giugno, S., Sciuto, V., et al. (2015). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Energy Drink Consumption and Side Effects in a Cohort of Medical Students. JOURNAL OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES, 34(4), 274-283 [10.1080/10550887.2015.1074501].

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Energy Drink Consumption and Side Effects in a Cohort of Medical Students

Casuccio, Alessandra;Bonanno, Valentina;Catalano, Rosanna;Cracchiolo, Manuela;Giugno, Sara;Sciuto, Valentina;Immordino, Palmira
2015

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes, and practices concerning energy drink consumption and the prevalence of side effects among medical students. Twenty-two percent of respondents were regular users, particularly men (p <.0005). Users were younger (p =.027) and drank alcohol more frequently (p =.008) than "non-users." Forty-nine percent consumed alcohol associated with energy drinks. Forty-five percent of medical students declared side effects after energy drink consumption, such as palpitations (35%), insomnia (21%), and irritability (20%). The study confirms a large use of energy drinks among students and the occurrence of side effects. The use of energy drinks may influence the ingestion of large amounts of alcohol.
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Casuccio, A., Bonanno, V., Catalano, R., Cracchiolo, M., Giugno, S., Sciuto, V., et al. (2015). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Energy Drink Consumption and Side Effects in a Cohort of Medical Students. JOURNAL OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES, 34(4), 274-283 [10.1080/10550887.2015.1074501].
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