Trapp, GS and Allen, K and O'Sullivan, TA and Robinson, M and Jacoby, P and Oddy, WH, Energy drink consumption is associated with anxiety in Australian young adult males, Depression and Anxiety, 31, (5) pp. 420-428. ISSN 1091-4269 (2014) [Refereed Article]
METHODS: We used self-report questionnaires to assess energy drink consumption and mental health (Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21; DASS-21) at the 20-year cohort follow-up. In the regression analyses, we considered associations between energy drink consumption (mL/day) and continuous DASS-21 scores, adjusting for sociodemographic variables, alcohol and drug use, physical activity, body mass index (BMI), and dietary intake. Our sample included 502 males and 567 females (mean age 20 ± 3 years).
RESULTS: After adjusting for potential confounding factors and controlling for coexisting mental health problems, energy drink consumption (per 100 mL/day) was significantly associated with anxiety (but not depression or stress), and this relationship was found only in males (β = 0.32; 95% CI = 0.05, 0.58).
CONCLUSIONS: Our study found that energy drink consumption was associated with increased anxiety in young adult males. Further research into the possible contribution of energy drink use to the development of mental health problems in young adults is needed.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Raine Study, adolescent health, anxiety, caffeine, depression, energy drinks, stimulants, stress|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Nutrition and dietetics|
|Research Field:||Sport and exercise nutrition|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|UTAS Author:||Oddy, WH (Professor Wendy Oddy)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||36|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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