A new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has shown a tenfold increase in energy drink related hospitalizations between 2005 and 2009.
The report stated that hospitalizations related to energy drinks had climbed to 13,114 in 2009 — up from which just 1,128 in 2005 — according to Reuters. A whopping 16,055 visits were reported in 2008, the highest number of energy drink related hospitalizations ever recorded.
The report has also shown that a majority of those hospitalized in relation to energy drinks were adult males between the ages of 18 and 39. Females, however, were more likely to wind up in the hospital as the result of a combination of energy drinks and pharmaceuticals.