Warning over energy drink link to kidney injury

A patient drank five to six cans a day for several weeks, report US doctors

US doctors have renewed warnings about energy drinks after an elderly patient in palliative care developed an acute kidney injury (AKI) and acute hepatitis while subsisting on the controversial beverages.

The 62-year-old woman was admitted to the in-patient unit of The Centre for Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga, New York, after several days of progressive confusion, fatigue, poor sleep, decreased intake, nausea and vomiting.

The woman had been enrolled in hospice care for four months, after