April 1, 2013
Energy Drinks Impact Your Heart
A new study shows energy drinks have an immediate impact on heart rhythm, and raise systolic blood pressure (the top number) by more than 3 points. This comes at the same time a group of experts has petitioned the FDA to limit the amount of caffeine in energy drinks, since they are heavily marketed to teens. Young adults face an increased risk for complications, yet right now there is no limit to the number of energy drinks they can consume.