Energy drink consumption health risks: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

‘Any data you may have relating to health problems and deaths attributed to energy drink consumption.’


I enclose a copy of the information that we hold as follows:

  • Scottish Government: Energy Drinks Evidence Brief – attached separately to this letter.
  • Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment: Statement on the potential risks from “energy drinks” in the diet of children and adolescents – available at cotenergydrinksstatement.pdf (

Further to this, we are aware of the following paper which is also relevant to your request Risk assessment of energy drinks with focus on cardiovascular parameters and energy drink consumption in Europe - PubMed (

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202200313290 - Information Released - Annex


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Back to top