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Energy drinks sales shoot up, doctors are concerned

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- If you're revving up your the morning with an energy drink, you're not alone.

Energy drinks sales shot up more than 13 percent last year, most of that boost came from sales at convenience stores.

But doctors are worried about consumption, particularly in young people who sometimes belt back two or more in a matter of minutes.

A recent report in the Journal Pediatrics warned about links between caffeine in energy drinks and high blood pressure, increased alcohol consumption and even addiction among young people.

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