Associations Between Korean Adolescents' Energy Drink Consumption and Suicidal Ideation and Attempts

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Abstract

Purpose:

This study examined associations between caffeinated energy drink consumption patterns and (1) participant characteristics and health-risk behaviors and (2) suicidal ideation and attempts in Korean adolescents.

Methods:

Participants included 8961 adolescents who consumed the drinks more than once weekly. Data were analyzed via logistic regression.

Results:

Rates of suicidal ideation and attempts in participants who consumed the drinks more than once daily were higher relative to those for participants who consumed the drinks 3–6 and 1–2 times weekly.

Conclusions:

Further research is required to establish causality in these relationships.

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