Coroner: Teen had healthy heart before caffeine

A high school student in SC died from drinking too much caffeine, a coroner announced.

Schoolmates at Spring Hill High had said the 16-year-old had "chugged" the large bottle of energy drink before becoming ill during a lesson.

A teenage boy who died after drinking three caffeinated drinks in less than two hours had no pre-existing heart problems, a coroner has said.

Among those at the news conference Monday was the teen's father, Sean Cripe.

Coroner Gary Watts said Cripe had a Mountain Dew, a latte and an energy drink the day he collapsed at the school.

Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. A teen in SC collapsed while in class last month after suffering a cardiac event caused by probable arrhythmia, the county coroner said.

Davis' autopsy showed no undiagnosed heart conditions and that Davis was healthy and had no conditions that could have triggered by the caffeine intake.

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"The goal here today is not to slam Mountain Dew, not to slam cafe lattes, it's not to slam energy drinks", Watts said.

Figures from the site's database would suggest that Mr Cripe consumed just under 500 milligrams of caffeine before collapsing.

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association last month found energy drink consumers could be at higher risk of abnormal heart beats and unsafe changes in blood pressure. "They can contain a significant amount of caffeine as well as other stimulants", the AAP said.

Davis' father, Sean, who said he was "brokenhearted" by his son's death, appealed to parents to "talk to your kids about the dangers of energy drinks", and pleaded with young people to "stop buying them".

The deputy chief pathologist for Richland County said one cup of coffee or a soda won't cause a cardiac-event like the one that killed Cripe, but said time and the amount of caffeine consumed does play a factor.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents, age 12 to 18, should not consume more than 100 milligrammes of caffeine per day.

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