Just ONE Energy Drink May Boost Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Even though it's tempting to boost your energy levels, it's not worth the risk.
Air Date: 12/15/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Higgins, MD
John Higgins John P. Higgins, MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Just ONE Energy Drink May Boost Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults
When you're running on five hours of sleep and the long list of things you need to get done isn't getting any shorter, it can be extremely tempting to reach for an energy drink to boost your energy levels.

However, just one energy drink comes with a risk.

According to a study by the American Heart Association, drinking one 16-ounce energy drink boosts blood pressure and the stress hormone responses in young, healthy adults.

What else did the research find?

Listen in as John Higgins, MD, shares information from the recent study, including this new-found link between energy drinks and the risk for heart disease.