Energy drinks can give your heart a hard time!


Love that kick you get when you drink those energy drinks? Well, research indicates that the boost may pose a health risk to those who have high blood pressure or other cardiovascular diseases. These drinks contain lots of caffeine and also an amino acid taurine which is found to increase heart rate. Youngsters often take a lot of these to enable them to party and stay awake all night. When taken with alcohol, it increases the risk for arrhythmia (disordered rhythm for heart beat) which can be fatal.

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2 Responses to "Energy drinks can give your heart a hard time!"

jackson responded on November 19, 2007 at 12:54 PM #

There are a lot of those energy drinks in the market and lots of people are drinking them. Its important that people understand the consequences of their actions!

Zawadi Equiano responded on November 29, 2007 at 4:05 PM #

I see more and more people buying this and I'm one of them. i was drinking allot of it because I have Anemia and wanted more energy, but i stopped drinking the energy drinks and switched to vitamin water and I'm glad I did now.