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Having a Single Energy Drink May Pose Health Risks

Mayo Clinic finds spikes in blood pressure and a stress hormone

(Newser) - A single can of an energy drink packs quite a wallop, causing potentially worrisome spikes in blood pressure and in a stress hormone that's a cousin to adrenaline, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic. Reporting in the journal JAMA , the Mayo team recruited 25 healthy adults for the study... More »

Energy Drinks Change Your Heartbeat

Not a problem, says energy drink maker

(Newser) - Downing energy drinks packed with caffeine actually causes your heart to pump more forcefully, according to researchers who are pretty sure that isn't a good thing. The heart researchers, who were trying to determine why the drinks are linked to tens of thousands of emergency room visits annually, gave... More »

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