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Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

A SC teenager who collapsed in a high school classroom last month died because he drank several highly caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner said on Monday.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said the the high school student had consumed multiple caffeinated drinks that day, including a large diet Mountain Dew, a cafe latte and some kind of energy drink, our affiliate WLTX in Columbia, SC reports. "We lost Davis from a totally legal substance - that any one of you can walk out of here today and stop at any store and get any one of those things".

In addition to being healthy, Davis was known among friends and classmates for advocating against using drugs and alcohol, Watts said. "He didn't do any of that".

According to CaffeineInformer.com, deaths caused by a person drinking too much career are rare.

Watts says like many, Cripe was doing something he thought was totally harmless. But it wasn't a auto crash that took his life, instead it was an energy drink.I stand before you as a broken-hearted father and hope that something good can come from this. He made us and his friends, laugh non-stop and had an vast love for music and its healing power.

"This is what's unsafe about this", the medical examiner said.

Watts said Cripe was considered a healthy teenager and did not have an undiagnosed heart condition. Another team found similar dangers in 2015.

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Assuming Cripe drank a large latte and energy drink, in addition to the large Mountain Dew, he would have had about 434mg.

"It wasn't a vehicle crash that took his life", he said of his son.

"The goal here today is not to slam Mountain Dew, not to slam cafe lattes, or energy drinks. And that's what happened in this case", Watts said.

Watts reminds all of us of the dangers an excess of caffeinated drinks can be.

"Parents, please talk to your kids about these energy drinks".

It was ruled that the student died after his heart fell out of rhythm due to the amount of caffeine ingested into his system over such a short period of time.

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