Energy drinks: hype or hyper?

15 Jun ‘16


12.30PM - 2.00PM
Speaker: Shelina Visram, Centre for Public Policy and Health, Durham University

Venue: Room 1A73 (next to Commercial Services), Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling

The Centre for Public Health and Population Health Research (Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport) is delighted to host the latest seminar in our seminar series, Energy drinks - hype or hyper?, with Shelina Visram, Durham University. 

Consumption of energy drinks by children and young people is a growing concern. On average, young people in the UK consume energy drinks more often and in higher quantities than their counterparts in other European countries. Many schools have implemented bans as a result of reported hyperactivity amongst pupils and disciplinary problems in classrooms. There are also likely to be longer-term health implications associated with excessive caffeine and sugar intake, such as caffeine addiction, dental erosion, obesity and type 2 diabetes. This talk will focus on evidence relating to the health, behavioural and other effects associated with consumption of energy drinks by children and young people. It will also draw on qualitative findings from the HYPER! (Hearing Young People’s views on Energy drinks: Research) study in exploring why and how energy drinks are consumed. Possible intervention options and plans for future research will be discussed.

Shelina Visram is a lecturer in the Centre for Public Policy and Health at Durham University, and an associate member of Fuse (UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health). If you would like to meet with Shelina during her visit on the 15th June, please contact Tony Robertson (tony.robertson@stir.ac.uk) to arrange.

Registration

This event is open to University of Stirling staff, students, and members of the wider public. To register to attend, please RSVP to Tony Robertson at tony.robertson@stir.ac.uk by Friday 10th June 2016


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