The study highlighted that even one energy drink can cause potentially harmful spikes in both stress hormone levels and blood pressure in young, healthy adults. Researchers and doctors said the risks are likely to be re lated to excess of caffeine and other stimulants pre sent in such drinks.
“Energy drinks contain caffeine and other stimulants which increase stress on cardiovascular system.Frequent use of such stimulant increases extra burden on heart. So chronic users of such drinks are prone to heart problems,” said Dr Kewal Krishan, program in-charge heart transplant and ventricular assist devices at Max Hospital.
Experts maintained though findings are significant, they need larger studies to validate the results.