Energy drinks can lead to a rise in blood pressure, a new study has revealed.
“The new research, published in the journal JAMA, found that drinking one 16-ounce energy drink raised blood pressure and a stress hormone among young adults.
In the study, the researchers had 25 healthy men and women drink a 16-ounce Rockstar energy drink on one day, and a placebo drink on another day. The researchers then measured the men and women’s blood pressure and their levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine before the trial and 30 minutes after they drank the beverage. They found that blood pressure levels went up and norepinephrine levels rose twice as much after people drank the energy drink compared to when they drank the placebo beverage.” [READ MORE]