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This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by British Psychological Society, 2017.
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Caffeinated energy drinks have become a cause for concern, with mainstream media accounts relatingtheir usage to undesirable outcomes. My doctoral work aimed to investigate the efficacy of such claims bydetermining whether energy drink use predicts stress and mental health problems, disruptive behaviour, andlow academic attainment. The research took a novel approach by investigating the use of these products bothin isolation and in combination with other dietary variables (e.g., cola and chewing gum consumption,breakfast omission). The results suggest that energy drink use is associated with undesirable outcomes inyoung consumers, and that such relationships could be causal.
Author(s): Richards G
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: PsyPAG Quarterly
Print publication date: 11/03/2017
Online publication date: 11/03/2017
Acceptance date: 01/02/2017
Date deposited: 05/07/2018
Publisher: British Psychological Society