NDLEA raises alarm over excessive intake of energy drink


Adamawa Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has expressed concern over increase in consumption of energy drinks in the state.

Mr. Yakubu Kibo, state Commander of the agency, said in Yola, the state capital, that the development was disturbing because of its threat to health.

”The Command has noted the proliferation of energy drinks in the state and cautions the public on the consumption. as the habit could lead to addiction. Energy drinks contain caffeine, unhealthy artificial sweeteners and increase risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes because caffeine reduces insulin sensitivity” Kibo said.

He noted that the rampart use of drugs these days had contributed to infertility in women and men, adding that women who managed to conceive, stood the risk of giving birth to a deformed child.

He also attributed the high rate of divorce in the society,as well as increase in school dropout in the state, to drug abuse.

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