Energy drinks may have unintended health risks

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(CNN Newsource) Experts are concerned that the ingredients in energy drinks could have unintended health risks.

A study published Wednesday in the journal of the American Heart Association found that caffeinated energy drinks altered the heart’s electrical activity and raised blood pressure.

According to an author of the study, the extent of the electrical changes is mild but not for people who take certain medications or have a specific type of heart condition.

Those people could be at increased risk of a fatal arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.

The American Beverage Association stands by the safety of energy drinks, indicating that many of their ingredients are also found in common foods and have been rigorously studied for safety.

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