Deaths shine critical light on caffeinated energy drinks

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  • Karl Hegbloom Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    Five Hour Energy. Unlike Crank, it's Legal!

  • Linus Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    It is not hard to tell which of these comments were written by a caffeine-addicted person, and which were not. And why does the article say that you can't ask people to refrain from caffeine-containing products? Just why is that again? Is it because so many people are addicted to caffeinated drinks? What would a prudent person do? Abstain? What would the addicted do? Justify?

  • ManInTheMiddle SANDY, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    So we're supposed to worry about 13 people who it's possible (not confirmed) died from energy drinks and ignore the millions of people with diabetes due in large part to drinking normal sodas?

    This story is such misguided nonsense.

    Write articles about fat people. Write articles about food addictions. Perhaps 1/5th of Utahans have a food addiction.

    They are fat because they eat too much of the wrong foods (they have an unhealthy addiction to food) and you want to write articles about 13 people who may have died from caffeine?

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:34 a.m.

    You have never heard of people dying from weed?
    Overdose no, but from the effects of weed?
    Man your out of touch....

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    And this is a surprise? "Substance" use that is in reality a harmful material has a predictable outcome.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 9:30 p.m.

    I haven't really heard about any deaths from marijuana overdoses and here we have commercially, legal drug stimulants being sold over the counter like candy and have caused actual deaths. Does anybody wonder about the hypocrisy of what is illegal and legal?