Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr

Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr

Nutrition Specialist at University of California , Davis

Location:
One Shields Avenue, Davis, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(530) 752-1011

General Information

Experience

Member, Davis Nutrition Department  - UC Davis

Education

PhD  - University of California

master's degree  - 

Affiliations

Representative of the Public Information Committee  - The American Society for Clinical Nutrition Inc

Representative of the Public Information Committee  - American Society for Nutritional Sciences

Recent News  

"To give you an idea of products containing caffeine, Java Monster contains 100 milligrams per serving; 5 Hour Energy contains 200 milligrams per serving, and keep in mind that does not include amounts of other stimulants found in energy drinks that can enhance the effects of caffeine," said Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, nutrition specialist and vice chairwoman in the department of nutrition at the University of California, Davis.
An intake of caffeine greater than 100 milligrams a day has been associated with elevated blood pressure in adolescents, said Zidenberg-Cherr. Some 1,145 Americans ages 12 to 17 were admitted to emergency rooms for energy drink-related health emergencies in 2007, according to the CDC. That number climbed to 1,499 in 2011. As for most adults, up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day appears to be safe, according to the Mayo Clinic. "Healthy adults who choose to drink energy drinks should not exceed one can per day," the Mayo Clinic's Zeratsky said. Some parents and children may not even be aware of the potential health risks associated with energy drinks due to the way they are marketed, Zidenberg-Cherr said. "There is no regulation of the marketing of energy drinks targeted at young adults," she said.

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"To give you an idea of products containing caffeine, Java Monster contains 100 milligrams per serving; 5 Hour Energy contains 200 milligrams per serving, and keep in mind that does not include amounts of other stimulants found in energy drinks that can enhance the effects of caffeine," said Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, nutrition specialist and vice chairwoman in the department of nutrition at the University of California, Davis.
An intake of caffeine greater than 100 milligrams a day has been associated with elevated blood pressure in adolescents, said Zidenberg-Cherr. Some parents and children may not even be aware of the potential health risks associated with energy drinks due to the way they are marketed, Zidenberg-Cherr said. "There is no regulation of the marketing of energy drinks targeted at young adults," she said.

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UC Davis nutrition specialist Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr said she personally takes Vitamin E supplements in response to research that suggests 400 IU per day – an amount nearly impossible to ingest from foods – can ward off heart disease.
For more information, contact Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr at (530) 752-3817, sazidenbergcherr@ucdavis.edu.

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