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FDA Investigating Reports of Death Linked To 5-Hour Energy Drinks
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on November 16, 2012 @ 7:13PM
Created on November 16, 2012 @ 5:44PM
 
Just last month 5 News let you know that officials with the food and drug administration were looking into the safety of one type of energy drink.
 
Now they've launched an investigation into a second type of energy drink.
 
In this latest case they're looking into the popular 5-hour Energy drinks. That's because according to reports they've been linked to at least 13 deaths in the last four years.
 
Just last month the FDA started to investigate the maker of Monster Energy Drinks. That's because they had been linked to a handful of deaths.
 
Fast forward a month later and it's another investigation. That's because there's a lot of them same allegations into 5-hour Energy drinks.
 
According to reports the people who died had too much caffeine in their system.
 
The company who makes the drink doesn't label how much caffeine is in their bottles, but according to some reports it could be as much as 242 milligrams. That's about double the amount of caffeine in a strong cup of coffee.
 
Robery Dunlevy, with Pro Performance, said if you're going to drink them you need to do so in moderation.
 
"High doses of anything is not safe," Dunlevy said. "Especially when you're dealing with something that can cause issues dealing with the heart."
 

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