Drinking only one energy drink can in some cases increase the risk of infarction within 90 minutes, according to a study conducted at the University of Texas at Houston.
Scientists have discovered that energy drinks narrowing blood vessels, making it difficult to circulate and restricting blood flow to vital organs, including the heart, reports Medical Nevs Todai.
It is known that energy drinks have a bad effect on the stomach, the nervous system and can cause heart problems if consumed in large quantities, but now the list of side effects is added to the increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
During the research, scientists watched 44 healthy medical students in their twenties, who are all non-smokers.
The aim of the study was to check the function of the endothelium, a layer of tissue within the blood vessels, as the results of earlier studies from the Sidars-Sainai Scientific Center in a homonymous hospital in Los Angeles said that endothelial dysfunction showed a significant indicator of an increased risk of heart attack because in these In cases, arteries can not be fully spread.
Houston experts checked the function of the endothelium of each respondent before they drank spirits, and 90 minutes afterwards. It turns out that after an hour and a half of drinking these beverages the diameter of the blood vessels is half the size.
Scientists have linked this harmful effect with energy drink ingredients, primarily caffeine, taurine and sugar.
The energy drink can on average contain 37 grams of sugar (9 spoons), as well as 80 milligrams of caffeine, which can lead to increased secretion of adrenaline, resulting in leakage of blood pressure.
According to statistics, in the United States, one-third of young people under the age of 17 regularly drink energy drinks, and a study of 2017 showed that even three canines (960 milliliters) can cause dizziness and arrhythmia as much as 50 percent of teens in teenagers.