| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately.
The natural food industry has responded with a flurry of alternatives, including replacing high-fructose...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
I could devote my column almost entirely to reacting to the columns of others, but I don't know if the bosses would consider this "work." That said... Mary Schmich today: Juiced-up skills still a hard pill to swallow -- We......
| May 9, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would investigate the safety of added caffeine in U.S. food and beverage products, Wrigley North America has decided to put its bid to market a caffeinated gum on hold out of...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:12 PM
The energy drink you’re chugging may not have the caffeine levels you think it does, according to a recent test by Consumer Reports.
Many of the 27 products investigated by the testing group did not disclose caffeine counts – data that is not...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 12:43 PM
Americans are becoming increasingly overweight or obese, exercising less, and eating unhealthy foods, according to the recently released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The results show that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either...
| May 30, 2011
| 8:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- Most children and adolescents do not need sports drinks according to a clinical report published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report also finds that energy drinks are never appropriate for children or teenagers–...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:36 AM
It's time to Get the Skinny on all-natural energy shots – which you just may be checking out if you’re going nonstop from this past weekend’s Super Bowl all the way through the next two weeks of Carnival!
Unlike many other energy...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:38 AM
AeroShot Pure Energy, the inhalable caffeine product that went on sale last month, will be investigated by Food and Drug Administration officials concerned about whether it’s safe for consumers.
Breathable Foods, the company that makes the powder...