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Mom fitted with pacemaker at age 32 says she used to drink 6 energy drinks per day

A mother of three is speaking out about the potential dangers of consuming energy drinksafter she began suffering from blackouts and was fitted with a pacemaker at age 32. Samantha Sharpe, of Leicester, U.K., said at her worst she was consuming up to six cans a day of the sugary caffeinated beverages.… Continue Reading...

Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 cases

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Background

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed stimulants worldwide and is generally considered to be safe or even beneficial for health. However, increased risk of myocardial infarction and hypertension has been suggested for individuals who carry a functional variant at cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2), which makes them less effective at metabolizing caffeine.

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Another Tragedy Resulting from Energy Drinks

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Dakota is OK now, but I just wanted to warn parents about energy drinks.

Dakota (age 15) had a Bang today for the first time. His dad and I were in St. Joe, and Dakota called us saying that he didn’t feel right. He was dizzy, shaky, sweaty, had trouble walking, and felt like his heart was beating really hard.… Continue Reading...

4th Grader Attempts to buy Energy Drink

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – MQT Nutrition is warning parents about the dangers of a popular energy drink called “Bang.” Recently, a fourth-grader tried buying one of the drinks, but MQT Nutrition Manager, Ellie Olsen, didn’t sell it to him due to the high amount of caffeine.

Each can contains 300 milligrams of caffeine, way more than the recommended amount for children.… Continue Reading...

Four UFC fighters get six-month USADA suspensions over supplements

Ostarine has again popped up as the culprit in contaminated supplement cases involving UFC fighters, with four fighters accepting six-month suspensions, per the promotion’s anti-doping administrator.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today announced settlements after out-of-competition test failures from Augusto Mendes (March 7, 2018), Marvin Vettori (August 24, 2018), Sean O’Malley (September 5 and December 8, 2018) and inaugural flyweight champ Nicco Montano (October 25, 2018).… Continue Reading...

Cesar Sayoc Blames Steroids for Prompting Him to Mail Pipe Bombs to Trump Critics

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(NEW YORK) — A Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump said he abused steroids for over 40 years, an issue his lawyers say they’ll cite at sentencing.

Cesar Sayoc made the assertion in lengthy and rambling letters to a federal judge that were posted in his court case file Tuesday.… Continue Reading...

Performance-enhancing drugs may increase risk of teen cocaine abuse, impair fertility

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Orlando, Fla. (April 8, 2019)–Performance-enhancing steroid use could increase the risk of cocaine use and addiction in teens, according to a new rodent study. The combination of these drugs could also impair fertility in young women. The research will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.… Continue Reading...

Joshua and Kratom

My name is Heidy and this is my son Joshua.  He was 21 years old. Josh was a wonderful, loving and kind human being.  Joshua had so many hopes and dreams for his future. He wanted to see the world and experience so many things in life.

After high school Joshua went on to become a welder, he worked for his cousin at his custom muffler shop.  He did all of the welding and did an amazing job!  On his days off Josh loved to spend time writing rap and working out.  Working out became a huge part of Joshua’s life as well as watching his diet so he could build a muscular physique.  He was very dedicated and disciplined when it came to lifting weights.… Continue Reading...

Dallas man admits role in importing steroids from Asia, selling them across U.S.

A Dallas man admitted this week to taking part in a scheme to import illegal steroids from Asia and sell them throughout the United States.

Christopher Crotty, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one count of possession of steroids with intent to distribute.

Authorities said Ryan Conor Savage, 36, of Fort Worth began importing steroids in 2015 and Crotty joined the partnership in early 2017.

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Stimulants found in dietary supplements

Many dietary supplements contain ingredients that are known stimulants or have stimulant-like effects. That is, they can raise heart rate and blood pressure and otherwise increase nervous system activity, with potentially harmful effects, especially if used before or during exercise. One of the best ways a consumer can control his or her intake of stimulants is to read the Supplement Facts panel and other information on the labels and websites of dietary supplement products.… Continue Reading...