According to a study presented at the 2015 American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, drinking one 16-ounce energy drink boosts blood pressure and stress hormone responses in young, healthy adults.
These changes could conceivably trigger new cardiovascular events, the study showed.
An energy drink is a type of beverage containing stimulant drugs, chiefly caffeine, which is marketed as providing mental and physical stimulation.
Energy drinks have soared in popularity since the 1990’s and there are many, many readily available brands.
According to the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, the caffeine content of energy drinks can range from 80 milligrams in an 8-ounce Can to over 350 milligrams in 16 ounces of the no-calorie energy drink Bang.
Research compiled by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that caffeine can mask some of alcohol’s effects and raise drinkers’ chances of binge drinking.
Medical experts have advised children and adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as people with heart condition to avoid energy drinks.
According to them athletes, too, might be at higher risk for complications if they guzzle energy drinks before a race or a game.