Energy drinks research takes Fuse academic to California

A Fuse academic will speak about her research into energy drinks, nutrition and public health at an invitation-only science conference in the United States.

Dr Amelia Lake, Fuse Associate Director and Reader in Public Health at Teesside University, is one of just 350 scientists worldwide asked to attend the exclusive Sci Foo 2019 taking place next week at Google in California.

She will be speaking about her involvement in research into energy drinks as part of the Sci Foo Lightning Talks held during the conference.

Amelia and other researchers from Fuse, including experts from Teesside, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, previously published a study which found that energy drinks were being sold to young people 'cheaper than water and pop'.

The research also revealed that around one in three young people say that they regularly consume energy drinks, which typically contain high levels of caffeine and sugar.

Dr Lake was also involved in a national campaign, fronted by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, calling on action to be taken on the sale of energy drinks to teenagers.

Dietitian and public health nutritionist Dr Lake said: "It will be an honour to speak at Sci Foo and share the findings of our research, as one of just 350 scientists from across the world who have been invited to attend.

"We hope this important research will continue to have an impact"

Dr Amelia Lake, Fuse Associate Director, Teesside University

 "We hope this important research will continue to have an impact in helping to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the consumption of energy drinks by children."

Dr Lake’s research to help prevent obesity was recently highlighted as being among the Nation’s Lifesavers in Universities UK’s MadeAtUni campaign which celebrated the top 100 individuals or groups based in universities whose work is saving lives and making a difference to health and wellbeing.

Last modified: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:45:05 BST