Energy Drink Raises Blood Pressure & Heart Rates

Study shows that energy drink raises blood pressure and heart rate and may post a problem for those with heart problems.

Dr James Kalus and his team of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found that healthy adults that drink 2 cans of energy drinks will have an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. While this is insignificant for healthy adults, it will be hazardous for those with  heart problems. That’s because energy drinks contain caffeine, taurine, sugars, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements.

The researcher also said consumption of energy drinks should not be confused with sport dirnks, which aim to replenish carbohydrates and electrolytes that a body needs.

Source: Mind Your Body by The Straits Time, 9 April 2009

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