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Energy drinks could be linked to serious health conditions, new research suggests

Doctors have issued an urgent warning about the consumption of energy drinks, highlighting their potential link to serious health conditions, The Independent reported.

The beverages, known for their high levels of caffeine and sugar, are popular among individuals looking to combat tiredness. However, new research suggests these drinks could trigger life-threatening conditions.

Energy drinks typically contain caffeine levels ranging from 80mg to 300mg per serving, significantly higher than the 100mg found in a cup of coffee.

In addition to caffeine, these drinks often include other ingredients such as taurine and guarana, which can impact heart rate and blood pressure.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in the US reviewed medical data from 144 patients who survived cardiac arrest after emergency treatment.

They found that seven of these patients, aged 20 to 42, had consumed an energy drink shortly before the life-threatening event. Six required electrical shock treatment, and one needed manual resuscitation.

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