16-year-old student from South Carolina died due to the ingestion of a large dose of caffeine, according to the investigator of the district.
Davis Allen creep died from caffeine-induced heart attack caused by arrhythmia, announced the district attorney of Richland Gary watts at a press conference on Monday. During arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm the heart may be unable to pump enough blood to the body, and the lack of blood flow affects the brain and other organs.
The teenager drank three drinks with caffeine - a latte or soft drink Mountain Dew and an energy drink for two hours after he collapsed in class in high school spring hill on April 26, said watts. Among those who were at the press conference on Monday was the father of a teenager Sean creep.
"Like all parents, we worry about our children when they grow up, we worry about their safety, their health, especially after they began to walk. But it was not a car accident that claimed his life. Instead it was an energy drink, said Sean about the death of his son.
Watts said that Davis bought a latte at McDonald's about 12:30 this afternoon. After that, he consumed a Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink. Davis fell at school in Capine, shortly before 2: 30 a.m. and, according to watts, was pronounced dead at 3 hours 40 minutes.
The autopsy on Davis showed no undiagnosed heart disease and that Davis was healthy and had no contraindications, which could be caused by the consumption of caffeine. According to watts, in the body revealed no other drugs or alcohol.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents aged 12 to 18 years consume more than 100 milligrams of caffeine a day. A study in 2014 showed that about 73% of children consume caffeine daily. While there are no established standards for children, according to Management on control over products and medicines of the United States, adults can consume 400 milligrams of caffeine a day, equivalent to four or five cups of coffee, without the side effects.
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