Energy drinks severe threat to oral health
WARNING Energy drinks ALMOST half of full-time students use energy drinks to “wake themselves up”, a report has found.
And 25% of us admitted to relying on the drinks – laden with sugar and caffeine – just to get through the working day.
The worst age group was 25 to 34- year- olds, with 30% having one can a day.
The Oral Health Foundation warned the high levels of acidity, along with up to 55 grams of sugar – almost twice the recommended daily allowance – is having a devastating effect on our oral health.
The charity supports the Mirror’s campaign to ban sales to under-16s.
Dr Nigel Carter, of the OHF, said: “A dependence can quickly lead to severe oral health problems.” IN SPOTLIGHT Mr Bercow