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Cynical misinformaton in article about Latvia ban
>On June 7th, 2012, the parliament of Latvia approved changes in the legislation of sale of consumable goods, to prohibit sale of energy drinks to persons under the age of 18.
No such legislation is passed or approved. Oh yes, some totally corrupt parliamentarians want to push such legislation, but they had not succeeded. It is not likely that it may happen at all, because there isn't any legal grounds for such changes.22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:06, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
- I can't read Latvian, so I can't verify what the source says. David1217 What I've done 20:40, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
The situation is as such: Latvian laws have to pass through three official editions (each of which could be rewritten multiple times as necessary) in parliament, before they are finally approved. Parliament that summer had a short, extremely stupid, populistic and filled with lies and misinformation "discussion" on energy drinks, and passed a very first edition of law, which actually is not a law at all, it's more like a very crude draft and just an intention to work out some kind of such prohibition. Since then (almost a year now) developing of such law is totally stuck and had not progressed not an inch, because, as noted above, there are no sensible legal grounds, upon which such prohibition could be created.
Needs a General Overhaul
Aside from any factual issues (which I am not in a position to judge), this article is full of needless repetitions, circuitous illogic, non sequiturs and unexplained references. For example:
"An energy drink is a type of beverage containing stimulant drugs, chiefly caffeine...generally contain large amounts of caffeine..." in the first and second sentences alone and on an on on that subject.
"In 1985, Jolt Cola was not introduced in the United States." Wait. What? "not introduced..." Then why mention it???
And like that.
I wish I knew enough about the subject to do this myself, but I came here to learn about it not check it's accuracy, which is apparently in question. Perhaps this article has been "edited" by so many hands that it has become disjointed. If so, someone needs to review it and get it back in shape. If there isn't some method already in place to flag an article after a certain number of edits so that someone -- the original author? -- can review it and make it more cohesive, then there should be. Zlama (talk) 18:31, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
- Hello Zlama. I did not check the text so closely, but I did try to organize the sections so that different topics would flow more easily and so that there would be less repetition. You were correct about there being a lot of repetition. I based my reordering on the style guide at medical guide for drugs. Thanks for commenting on this a year ago. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:10, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Ban on caffeinated alcoholic beverages
There is an article called Ban on caffeinated alcoholic beverages. I moved information here about that ban to that article, and then linked to the main article. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:28, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Review articles from medical journals
Here are some review articles on energy drinks:
- Burrows, Tracy; Pursey, Kirrilly; Neve, Melinda; Stanwell, Peter (2013). "What are the health implications associated with the consumption of energy drinks? A systematic review". Nutrition Reviews. 71 (3): 135–148. doi:10.1111/nure.12005. ISSN 0029-6643.
- L. Blankson, K.; M. Thompson, A.; M. Ahrendt, D.; Patrick, V. (2013). "Energy Drinks: What Teenagers (and Their Doctors) Should Know". Pediatrics in Review. 34 (2): 55–62. doi:10.1542/pir.34-2-55. ISSN 0191-9601.
- Goldfarb, Michael; Tellier, Claudia; Thanassoulis, George (2014). "Review of Published Cases of Adverse Cardiovascular Events After Ingestion of Energy Drinks". The American Journal of Cardiology. 113 (1): 168–172. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.08.058. ISSN 0002-9149.
- Wolk, Brian J.; Ganetsky, Michael; Babu, Kavita M. (2012). "Toxicity of energy drinks". Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 24 (2): 243–251. doi:10.1097/MOP.0b013e3283506827. ISSN 1040-8703.
- Rath, Mandy (2012). "Energy drinks: What is all the hype? The dangers of energy drink consumption". Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 24 (2): 70–76. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2011.00689.x. ISSN 1041-2972.
- Seifert, S. M.; Schaechter, J. L.; Hershorin, E. R.; Lipshultz, S. E. (2011). "Health Effects of Energy Drinks on Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults". PEDIATRICS. 127 (3): 511–528. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-3592. ISSN 0031-4005.
This one presumes that a lot of people use energy drinks to help them improve sports performance. I am not seeing this in other sources.
- Higgins, John P.; Tuttle, Troy D.; Higgins, Christopher L. (2010). "Energy Beverages: Content and Safety". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 85 (11): 1033–1041. doi:10.4065/mcp.2010.0381. ISSN 0025-6196.
This one is about alcohol and energy drinks
- Benson, Sarah; Verster, Joris C.; Alford, Chris; Scholey, Andrew (2014). "Effects of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages on subjective intoxication: A systematic review and meta-analysis". Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 47: 16–21. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.07.008. ISSN 0149-7634.
Here is a review of animal research.
- Harvey, AL; Marshall, DL; De-Allie, FA; Strong, PN (1989 Aug 30). "Interactions between dendrotoxin, a blocker of voltage-dependent potassium channels, and charybdotoxin, a blocker of calcium-activated potassium channels, at binding sites on neuronal membranes". Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 163 (1): 394–7. PMID 2476127. Check date values in:
Conflict of interest
I work for Consumer Reports, which is a United States based non-profit organization which does product testing. My organization often expresses concerns about products which make advertising claims which they do not keep, and I developed this article in part because of our research into energy drinks. I added one of my organization's claims into this article along with some of our other information. I feel like as an established testing organization, Consumer Reports is a reliable source for making the claim that I presented here. If anyone has any concerns about my bias for my organization's research then message me here. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:12, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
The mention of energy drinks and sports sponsorship is great. I have seen imitations such as Arnold Palmer sponsored lemonade from Arizona. Not to be duplicated. These drinks are commonly referred to as ale. Though they taste great they are not similar in any respect other than taste. It should also be noted that these drinks are not as expensive as once thought. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:301:7751:2D0:35D2:2BC0:603F:1951 (talk) 01:22, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
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