Energy drinks change heartbeat, increase heart strain
2013 12 02

Red Ice Creations



A new study has found that high-caffeine energy drinks can alter your heartbeat and cause more forceful contractions, straining the heart.

This news, while concerning, is not overly surprising. All such chemical-laden beverages come with a host of mystery ingredients and dangerous side-effects.

[Secret Ingredient: Gatorade Pulls Chemical Component From Popular Drink]

[Monster Energy Drink Cited in Deaths]

More from Digital Journal...

---
Energy drink change heartbeats
By Tim Sandle | DigitalJournal

Popular branded energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, a new study warns. The study cautions against the over-consumption of such drinks.

For the research, scientists tested the hearts of 17 people an hour after they had an energy drink. During the study the participants were given a drink containing 32mg per 100ml of caffeine and 400mg per 100ml of another chemical, taurine. According to Health Daily, the outcome was that contractions were more forceful after the drink had been consumed.

Energy drinks, as defined by the Soft Drinks Association, are non-alcoholic drinks containing ingredients such as glucose, caffeine or taurine, that provide functional benefits by boosting energy and alertness. The code of practice for high caffeine content soft drinks relates to soft drinks that contain more than 150 mg of caffeine per litre. Such drinks contain about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.

Commenting on the study, lead researcher Dr Jonas Dorner told the BBC that: "Until now, we haven’t known exactly what effect these energy drinks have on the function of the heart. The amount of caffeine is up to three times higher than in other caffeinated beverages like coffee or cola. There are many side effects known to be associated with a high intake of caffeine, including rapid heart rate, palpitations, rise in blood pressure and, in the most severe cases, seizures or sudden death."

[...]

Read the full article at: digitaljournal.com



READ: Diet Soda: Sweet Words and Sour Reality





Related Articles
Coke, Pepsi make changes to avoid cancer warning
Diet Coke to drop additive in DNA damage fear
Oreos May be as Addictive as Cocaine, Morphine
Coca Cola To Defend Aspartame In New Commercial
Sugar makes you stupid: Study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory
Diet soda tied to stroke risk, but reasons unclear (How about Aspartame??)
Expelling Fast Food, Junk Food and Soda Pushers from Our Schools
A sip of soda: How soft drinks impact your health
Pepsi now selling ‘fat-blocking soda’
3 (not that surprising) Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda
Sugar substitutes and the potential danger of Splenda
Rethink Your Drink: Sugar in Common Beverages
Sugar Vs. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
The Health Dangers of Energy Drinks and Supplements
Stay away from energy drinks, doctors say


Latest News from our Front Page

6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered
2014 10 21
A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. Built before writing was invented, the temple is about 60 by 20 meters (197 by 66 feet) in size. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five ...
What happened to Journalist Serena Shim? Assassinated? Find out what happened to Serena, Press TV director calls on Turkey
2014 10 21
Press TV news director Hamid Reza Emadi says the “suspicious death,” of the news channel’s correspondent in Turkey is a tragedy for “anyone who wants to get the truth.” Emadi made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday following Serena Shim’s death across the border from Syria’s Kurdish city of Kobani, where the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters ...
Ancient Roman Nanotechnology Inspires Next-Generation Holograms for Information Storage
2014 10 21
The Lycurgus Cup, as it is known due to its depiction of a scene involving King Lycurgus of Thrace, is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman chalice that changes colour depending on the direction of the light upon it. It baffled scientists ever since the glass chalice was acquired by the British Museum in the 1950s, as they could not work ...
Rapid Geomagnetic Reversal Possibility: Confirmed
2014 10 21
From the video: "The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the magnetic field is weakening, but one likely reason is the Earth’s magnetic poles are getting ready to flip, said Rune Floberghagen, the ESA’s Swarm mission manager. In fact, the data suggest magnetic north is moving toward Siberia." Tune into Red Ice Radio: Ben Davidson - Suspicious0bservers: Space Weather ...
Georgia Guide Stone 2014 cube stone removal
2014 10 21
From: Youtube: Was it all just a gag? it seems the cube stone just happens to be made out of the same Elberton granite that the rest of this morbid monument is made from.
More News »