Energy Drink Can Be Risky For Health, A New Study Confirms [VIDEO]
A recent study has linked energy drink to heart health problems. This new study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Drink Triggers Heart Issues?
There were already previous researches that indicated how heart health issues are triggered by the product. It has been noted that these drinks contain caffeine - mixed with other vitamins, herbs, and other stimulants, per Consumer Reports.
The health problems that were reported due to these energy drinks included an increase in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. It also has been reported that there are increases on the stress hormone norepinephrine. These heart health issues were seen on people in general, even towards those do not have the risk in the first place.
New Evidence From Study
This new study adds new evidence that energy drink indeed has an effect on heart health concerns. The researchers in the study compared a caffeinated drink mixture to a commercial drink. The result showed that it is not caffeine alone that is responsible for some heart health issues.
Meanwhile, more research is needed in order to know what the drink really contains, aside from what labels indicate. Dr. John Higgins, a sports cardiologist at McGovern Medical School at the University Of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, shared that people need to be aware of how these drinks can affect the health.
There are contents in the energy drink that people do not really know. Higgins noted that there may be those that can be at risk for heart health problems than the others. These energy drinks may be risky for those who are caffeine sensitive.
People who do not often consume caffeine on a regular basis need to be careful also, according to CNN Health. Those that are taking certain medications also need to be careful in taking these energy drinks. In general, all need to be aware of what may cause heart health problems.