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A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?

A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?

Read through the following case study (PDF found under Reading Preparation titled “QEP Energy Drink Article” ) “A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?” and respond:

Hint: The main aim is evaluating metabolic energy sources present in the energy drinks.

  1. Of all the components that you have researched, evaluate which component contributes most to calories?
  2. Using the inference skill, explain how caffeine provides the perception of increased energy after consumption.
  3. Write an overall summary of the case (one or two paragraphs) and, explain the physiological role of each of the molecules in your table.
  4. Using Inductive skills, comment whether the ingredients in these drinks are helpful to someone expending a lot of energy, e.g., a runner and how some of the components in an energy drink can affect your sleep/wake cycle.