Over the years you’ve heard us address the issues related to teenagers and their consumption of energy drinks. These highly caffeinated drinks are marketed aggressively to young consumers through flavoring and brightly colored packaging. Their presence in the teen landscape is nothing new. But a new study has found that there’s been a significant increase in energy drink consumption among teenagers, young adults, and middle-aged adults over the past ten years. The study found that those teens who consumer energy drinks consume caffeine amounts four times that of teens who don’t consume these energy beverages. Parents, you need to be aware that there are negative health consequences linked to the consumption of these drinks, including aggressive behavior, depression, heightened blood pressure, obesity, tooth decay, and type 2 diabetes. Remember, you are responsible to guide your children and teens into stewarding the health of their bodies to the glory of God.