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Heart Health

06 April 2009

Energy drinks bad for heart

People with high blood pressure or heart disease should not consume energy drinks, say doctors.

People with high blood pressure or heart disease should not consume energy drinks, advise doctors from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Energy drinks, marketed to enhance brain function and stamina, usually contain caffeine, taurine, sugars, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements, the investigators point out. The potential effects of energy drinks on blood pressure and the heart have not been well studied.


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