Frequent drinking of energy drinks contributes to pressure surges and arrhythmias
Addiction to energy drinks can badly affect the heart, causing pressure problems, and phenomenon of arrhythmia – a failure in the heart’s rhythm. It was established by scientists from the U.S., writes the Chronicle.info with reference on healthinfo.
Research experts Pacific University presented data that suggests that frequent drinking of energy drinks is having an adverse effect on the health of the cardiovascular system. This effect, according to scientists, is provided by the comprehensive influence of substances contained in energy — in particular, glucuronolactone and taurine, forming a combination with caffeine. According to the report of researchers, the consumption of four glasses of power at 220 grams can cause jumps in blood pressure and arrhythmia.
Specialists conducted an experiment involving 34 people aged 18 to 40 years. The volunteers underwent a physical (was recorded pokazatelemvysokogo rate and blood pressure), and then divided into two groups. In one of them participants in the next hour drink 900 grams of power and the other with a placebo drink. The subjects for four hours, periodically do an ECG and measure blood pressure.
The researchers found that the group of people who consumed energy, the rate of activity of the heart, the QT interval was 6-7,7 milliseconds longer for four hours. According to doctors, this condition can result in impaired heart rate and arrhythmias.
If the arrhythmia ceases to be a normal heart rate — it increases or decreases. Directly life-threatening arrhythmia is not responsible, however, it contributes to the dangerous stagnation of blood, in which the chambers of the heart clots – blood clots. The isolation of such a clot can cause deadly disorders, such as cardioembolic stroke, significantly damaging the brain.
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“We found an Association between consumption of energy drinks and changes of blood pressure and QT intervals. It is necessary to investigate the combination of ingredients in various energy drinks and their effect on the vascular system”, — concluded the authors of the project.