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Red Bull May Give You More Than Wings


An Australian study has revealed that Red Bull energy drink can increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Lead researcher Scott Willoughby from the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital told an Australian newspaper that "One hour after they drank Red Bull, (the test subjects blood systems) were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient with cardiovascular disease." Simply put, the blood tests showed that Red Bull causes the blood to become sticky.



The research team monitored 30 young people before and one hour after drinking just one 250ml can of sugar-free Red Bull and claim that the results showed "normal people develop symptoms normally associated with cardiovascular disease" after drinking the popular energy drink.

Scott Willoughby warned that Red Bull could be deadly when drunk by people with increased stress, or high blood pressure because it could increase the risk of blood clots. His final words on the matter: "If you have any predisposition to cardiovascular disease, I'd think twice about drinking it."

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Reader Comments (1)

There are so many natural ways to give yourself a boost. Take a walk, find something to laugh about, start singing, they will all give you a lift.
You don't need the kind of wings that can kill you.

Sep 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRay

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