Study: Energy Drinks Increase Heart Contraction Rates
A new study suggests even healthy adults show significant changes in heart function after consuming energy drinks.By Laura Heck | December 2, 2013
News flash: energy drinks get your heart pumping — but not in a good way.
In an unpublished study, German researchers found healthy adults showed a significant increase in heart contraction rates after consuming high-caffeine, high-taurine energy drinks. (Via WRAL)
Eighteen people underwent cardiac MRIs before and one hour after downing an energy drink. According to the Daily Mail, the results indicated an increase in activity in the left ventricle of the heart, which helps pump blood to the rest of the body.