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Energy Drinks: Another Tragedy

I wanted to share my husband’s story, Darryl Lefler.

He would drink 2-3 energy drinks daily. One day he began seeing double vision and his eyes were not tracking correctly. Then he started having small seizures every 3-4 minutes to where he could not talk and would lose movement in his right side.… Continue Reading...

Energy drinks may have unintended health risks

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(CNN)  Energy drinks may promise a boost, but experts are increasingly concerned that their cocktails of ingredients could have unintended health risks.

A study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that caffeinated energy drinks altered the heart’s electrical activity and raised blood pressure.
The extent of these electrical changes — which signal the heart’s chambers squeezing and relaxing — is “generally considered mild,” according to study author Sachin Shah, a professor of pharmacy at the Thomas J.… Continue Reading...

Harmful effects of energy drinks – it’s not the caffeine

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(Reuters Health) – Drinking 32 ounces of energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond those seen with caffeine alone, according to a new study.

There are more than 500 energy drink products on the market, and their increased popularity is matched by a significant rise in energy drink-associated emergency department visits and deaths.… Continue Reading...

Another Energy Drink Death: Travis Jones

On Friday may 11th 2018 I got a phone call at about 7:45am that changed my life forever.

My 21 year old son had died. No health conditions… never sick with more than a cold…official cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia due to monster energy drinks…he didn’t drink that many..maybe one or two a day..… Continue Reading...

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...

Wendy Kline (age 14): Another Death from Energy Drinks?

 

On December 17, 2011, around 8:30pm, my daughter’s friend ran down the stairs to tell me that something was wrong with Anais. I went up the stairs, and saw her slumped onto her side on the couch.

I sat next to her, tapping her cheek, and calling out her name.… Continue Reading...

Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks

Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks

John P. Higgins 1,*, Santi Yarlagadda 2,† and Benjamin Yang 3,†
1 Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, LBJ General Hospital, 5656 Kelley St, UT Annex-Room 104, Houston, TX 77026-1967, USA 2 Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA; E-Mail: Santi.Yarlagadda@uth.tmc.edu 3 Division of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA; E-Mail: Benjamin.Yang@uth.tmc.edu
† These authors contributed equally to this work.… Continue Reading...

Sailor’s Energy Drink Withdrawal Highlights Navy’s Workload Problems

A selection of energy drinks located at the Navy Exchange in Bahrain.Energy drink abuse has long been reported as a problem within the services, particularly in combat zones.

MANAMA, Bahrain — Sitting in his air-conditioned hotel room, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Salmon began to sweat profusely.

As he was overtaken by body tremors, he could barely muster enough energy to crawl out of his bed.… Continue Reading...