Teens who drink sports and energy drinks may be more likely to also engage in other unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, drinking soda and playing video games for many hours, a new study finds.
Researchers surveyed about 2,800 teens in middle and high schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and asked them about how often they drank sport and energy drinks, as well as other behaviors.
About 38 percent said they consumed sports drinks at least once a week, and 15 percent said they consumed energy drinks at least once a week.
On average, teens who consumed sports and energy drinks at least once a week played more hours of video games, drank more servings of sugar-sweetened beverages and were more likely to have ever smoked cigarettes, compared to those who consumed sports and energy drinks less than once a week.
Contributed By Sonia Narula