Consumption of energy drinks has become popular among students and athletes over the past few years. To explore the phenomenon, a cross-sectional survey was conducted through a self-administered pilot-tested questionnaire. Frequency of energy drinks consumption was found to be 121(52%) in a sample of 233 medical students. Red bull was the most common brand consumed 101(43%). The major reasons reported for its usage were to gain/replenish energy by 36(15.4%), and studying for examination by 34(14.6%). Television was reported as the major source of information 153(66%) followed by friends 113(48%). There was a high frequency of energy drinks' consumption among medical students of a private university. There is a strong need to create awareness regarding these drinks, especially among adolescents and teenagers.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Bhombal, S. T.,
(2015). Energy drinks consumption practices among medical students of a Private sector University of Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 65(9), 1005-1007.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_fam_med/209
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