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Energy Drinks Linked to Serious Heart Problems - Advocacy in Action
Updated Monday, August 3, 2015 Credit: Matteo Paciotti on Flickr Energy drinks can cause dangerous heart problems and even death, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. French researchers said the cardiovascular problems associated with energy drinks include angina, heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. This research, presented to the cardiologists’ meeting in Spain, is based on a review of adverse event reports submitted to the French agency for food safety, A.N.S.E.S. One researcher, Professor Milou-Daniel Drici, warned of the dangerously high level of caffeine in some energy drinks. He explained that large amounts of caffeine cause “a massive release of calcium within cardiac cells.” This calcium release can cause irregular heartbeats and …