Caffeine-packed energy drinks may change the way the heart beats -- and not in a good way -- according to new research.
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A team from the University of Bonn in Germany imaged the hearts of 17 people an hour after they drank an energy drink, BBC News reports. The drink contained 32 mg per 100 ml of caffeine and 400 mg per 100 ml of the chemical taurine.
The results showed that heart contractions were more forceful after the drink. It caused enough of a change that the team told the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that children and people with certain health conditions should avoid the drinks.More »