The Health page of The Sun is urgently looking for someone ( male or female) who feels their liver condition was affected by how many energy drinks they were consuming. There has been recent advice saying energy drinks can be very bad for the liver. The Sun will pay £150 fee for taking part, provide copy approval, and will need to take a pic of you too. If you would like to do this please call Vanessa Hebditch, the Trust’s Director of Communications on 01425 600208 who can give you some help and advice before contacting the Sun journalist direct at firstname.lastname@example.org. They need someone this week.
There have been a number of recent media articles about a man who developed liver problems after drinking excessive amounts of energy drinks. The British Liver Trust issued this quote in response:
“The liver is your body’s factory – it carries out hundreds of functions that are vital to life. These functions include destroying and dealing with drugs or toxins, processing food and drink once it has been digested and storing energy so that it can be used effectively. Energy drinks offer no nutritional benefit and drinking too many of them can stop the liver from doing its job properly and lead to serious problems.
In this case outlined in the BMJ, we understand that the man concerned already had hepatitis C. Any existing liver condition such as this is likely to exacerbate the problem and create a ‘double whammy’ effect.
Generally, eating a healthy balanced diet including plenty of water, exercising regularly and drinking alcohol only within the Government’s recommended guidelines will keep your liver healthy – you can find out more about maintaining good liver health on our website britishlivertrust.org.uk.”