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Energy Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease Risk: Study

A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified yet another link between the consumption of sugar-laden energy drinks and an increased risk for kidney disease.

January 8, 2019 – The study involved a cohort of about 3,000 African American men and women with normal kidney function, and included another study on risk factors for other diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. The results indicated that one-third of the cohort that drank the most sugar-sweetened beverages were 61% more likely to develop a chronic kidney disease (CKD) than the third who drank the least.

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What’s the problem?

A report published in the Clinical Journal of the American Nephrology Society (CJASN) affirmed that the study’s findings would contribute to the growing body of literature suggesting clear health risks associated with the sugary beverages.

Despite the study’s findings, lead author, Casey Rebholz, told ScienceDaily that the research did not accurately gauge the severe potential health risks associated with consumption of the wide range of energy drinks on the market.

He continued: “there is little information about the types of beverages and the types of beverages that are associated with the risk of kidney disease in particular.”

The cultural resistance to reducing energy drink consumption can be likened to the phenomenon of cigarette smoking in the 1960s after the publication of the Surgeon General report. During the 1960s, smoking was considered a social option and not a medical or public health problem.

In the early 1960s, more than 40% of American adults smoked. The number was 14% in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Do I Have an Energy Drink Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in energy drink lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed kidney disease or another serious injury after consuming energy drinks, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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