5-Hour Energy shots give you energy — and maybe even death11/15/2012
If you've ever slammed down a few caffeine shots, broke out in sweat and thought maybe they weren't so hot for your health after all, know that your instincts at least are in tip-top condition. According to FDA records, 5-Hour Energy shots have been linked to 13 deaths over the past four years, as well as heart attacks, seizures and a spontaneous abortion. Around 90 incident reports filed with the FDA mention the shots, and while this does not mean the product is in any way accountable for any deaths or illnesses, we'll be sticking with harmless tequila for now — just in case. [Source]
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