For college students and late night workers, consuming caffeine and energy drinks is often the only way to concentrate when exhausted. But drinking too many energy drinks — like Red Bull, Monster, Amp, or Burn — can be dangerous to your health, especially for your heart. A new case study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine is yet another piece of evidence that proves energy drinks can be harmful to your cardiovascular health.
“Our observation adds to the developing literature describing an association between highly caffeinated drinks and adverse cardiovascular events,” the researchers write in the abstract.
The study focused on the single case of a 28-year-old obese man who was rushed to the emergency room after vomiting blood. Upon being examined in the ER, doctors found nothing wrong aside from a very fast heart rate at 130 beats per minute (a normal resting heart rate should be between 60-100 beats per minute).