A team of researchers working at the University of Florida has found substantial evidence that energy drink consumption can lead to deteriorated heart health.

Their claims come in the wake of a paper they recently published in which they detail the story of a man who was a mere 28 years old when he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, irregular heart rhythm, and elevated ventricular activity. The man was not yet 30 years old, yet he was suffering from a heart condition that generally affects much older patients. The man admitted to doctors that he drank two or three beers every day, along with two Monster energy drinks. After the young man received treatment for his heart condition, he changed his lifestyle to remove those unhealthy habits, and within a year his heart had returned to normal.

He claims there are no continuing symptoms and that he is healthier than ever. The researchers at the University of Florida believe that the Monster energy drinks played a pivotal role in the health of the young man. Each Monster energy drink contains about 160mg of caffeine. That’s roughly four times the amount in a cup of coffee, and this man was drinking two per day.

When combined with other additives in the energy drinks, the negative effects are only worsened. The paper published by the University of Florida was not meant to show a solid link between drinking energy drinks and the presence of heart issues, but medical experts should consider the potential for a relationship between the two elements.

Energy Drink Habit Suspected In Man’s Heart… por GeoBeats