Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Don Delorey recently co-authored an article examining the use of popular energy drinks within a previously undocumented test group – Naval Aviation Cadets – in the June issue of Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance.
The article, “Energy Beverage Consumption Among Naval Aviation Candidates,” is based on a study assessing energy beverage consumption patterns (frequency and volume) as well as attitudes and perceptions of naval aviation candidates on the benefits and safety of these drinks.
Some of the test subjects cited mental alertness, mental endurance and physical endurance as reasons they drink energy drinks. The most reported side effects among participants included increased mental alertness, increased heart rate and restlessness.
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