Young people's consumption of energy drinks gives rise to action

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At the request of the Food Administration, the Risk Assessment Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Innovation has investigated whether the consumption of caffeinated energy drinks has a negative effect on the health of young people in 8th-10th grade. bench. 

The committee's conclusion is that the consumption of Icelandic young people is considerably higher than has been seen in previous research and gives rise to measures to minimize young people's consumption of energy drinks that contain caffeine and prevent negative effects on their health.

Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir, division manager at Matís, was in charge of project management for the risk assessment and worked with the risk assessment committee of the Ministry of Industry and Innovation.

More information and the main results can be found in news from the Food Administration.

The report can be accessed here.

An interview with Helgi Gunnlaugsdóttir and Dóra S. Gunnarsdóttir, director of consumer protection at Matvælastofnun in Bítin á Bylgjan this morning, about the implementation and results of the study.