5/07/2011

risk Behind Energy drinks

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The popularity of energy drinks, no need to ask again. However, each of cans / glass of the drink, have higher levels of caffeine than a cup of coffee. This is aialah conclusions from the study.

In addition, it contained caffeine, can be mixed with other content which may present a risk. Similarly, as quoted by Reuters on Monday (15/11/2010).

"What we do know, that the average energy drinks contain more sugar than a cup of sugar, and caffeine for more than a cup of coffee," said John Higgins from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, who led a study at the Mayo Clinic Proceedings this month.

Levels of caffeine in energy drinks is from 70 to 200 mg per 16 ounces. In comparison, 8-ounce cup of coffee can contain between 40 to 150 mg of caffeine, depending on how its construction.

"What is the composition potion energy drinks, sometimes not mentioned on the label, such as herbal stimulant guaranan, the amino acid taurine, vitamins and minerals that may interact with caffeine that exist," said Higgins.

What is so attention is how the interaction of these substances can lead to increased blood pressure, heart problems and even mental health, if consumed in large quantities, mixed with alcohol.

John Higgins and his colleagues, reviewed the medical literature about energy drinks along with levels between 1976 and 2010.

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