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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...

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...

Dallas lab owners admit to multi-million-dollar scheme to fraudulently sell dietary supplements

USP Labs’ sales pitch got customers’ attention: The Dallas company sold products developed by “the world’s top pharmacists & scientists;” dietary supplements that were derived from natural ingredients like geraniums.

But they were in fact dangerous synthetic stimulants made in Chinese chemical factories, according to prosecutors. Nevertheless, the company’s executives marketed their products as safe, even though in private they talked about the dangers.

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Energy Drinks Claim Another Life

‘He was holding his 11-month-old daughter. Suddenly, he went stiff, making a gurgling sound. ‘Has Buddy ever had a seizure? HE JUST STOPPED BREATHING!’

“A normal Sunday turned out to be the worst day of our lives. My healthy 31-year-old son Bruce (Buddy) Lowe was enjoying his first weekend off work in 7 weeks with his family.… Continue Reading...

Davis Cripe: Energy Drinks Take Another Life

On April 26th, 2017 our 16-yr old son, Davis Cripe, went to heaven because of an energy drink. It’s still unbelievable to me that it happened and everyday I wake-up hoping this nightmare is over, but no such luck.

Davis was such an amazing kid, loved his drums and had big plans.… 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...