Teens who got serious brain injuries in the last year were also more likely to report drinking lots of energy drinks. In a new study, researchers found that teens who reported having a traumatic brain injury in the past year were seven times more likely to report drinking at least five energy drinks in the last week, compared to teens who did not have a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
The new report, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, looked at 2013 survey information from 10,272 students from 7th to 12th grade. Teens who experienced a TBI in the last 12 months were at least twice more likely to report drinking energy drinks mixed with alcohol. In addition, teens who got a TBI while playing team sports like hockey had double the odds of drinking energy drinks in the last year, compared to teens who suffered a TBI from other injuries like fights or a car accident. Read more at: http://time.com/4035872/energy-drinks-traumatic-brain-injury/