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March 15, 2015 5:49 PM

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According to a new study conducted by the researchers at Mayo Clinic, energy drinks may lead to an increased risk of cardiac events, especially among those who are not used to caffeinated drinks. Lead author Anna Svatikova, M.D., Ph.D., cardiovascular diseases fellow at the Mayo Clinic said “We know that energy drink consumption is widespread and rising among young people. Concerns about the health safety of energy drinks have been raised.”

In previous studies, Dr. Svatikova and her team had proved that energy drinks augment the resting blood pressure; however, this new study analyzes their impact on caffeine-naïve individuals. All the participants of the study reported their habitual caffeine intake. Those who consumed less than 160 m...

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