En­ergy drinks se­vere threat to oral health

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY NADA FARHOUD

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

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