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Energy drinks may affect your heart

After reading this you may want to think again before gulping down energy drinks like water.

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Publish Date: Mar 3 2016 6:01PM | Updated Date: Mar 3 2016 6:01PM

Energy drinks may affect your heart

 After reading this you may want to think again before gulping down energy drinks like water.

 
According to a news study, its consumption is bad for your health.
 
Reasercher Sachin Shah said that the study suggest that some energy drinks may increase the risk of having an irregular heart rhythm when consumed in high capacities.
 
Phillip Oppenheimer, dean and professor of pharmacy practice at Pacific, stressed that energy drinks are extensively consumed within  young boys and girls, which further extends the relevance of this study.
 
Study was done on 27 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40. 
 
They drank either two cans of an energy drinkor a placebo beverage once a day, for six days, at least till three weeks. 
 
Neither researchers or  volunteers had any idea who was getting which drink until the end of the three weeks.
 
The researchers checked volunteer’s blood pressure and heart rhythm before drinks were consumed and four times during the six hours instantly afterward.
 
Those who drank the energy drink experienced a statistically noteworthy increase in a marker of abnormal heart rhythm risk known as the QTc interval. 
 
They also experienced a slight rise in blood pressure. These effects  continued for two hours after the energy drink was taken.
 
As against this, placebo and ginseng groups showed no rises in QTc interval or blood pressure.
 
The study is has been presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association in Phoenix, USA.