Serious Health Risks Associated With Energy Drinks

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A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks finds their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks — which include risk-seeking behavior, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. The study, published inĀ Frontiers in Public Health, also highlights the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. […]

E-Cigarettes Linked To Increased Arterial Stiffness, Blood Pressure And Heart Rate In Humans

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New research has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life. Presenting the research at the European Respiratory Society International […]

Daily Dose Of Beetroot Juice Improved Endurance And Blood Pressure

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Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). The study is published in the current online edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology-Heart Failure. Exercise intolerance […]

Dietary cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function in patients with kidney dysfunction

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Consuming a beverage containing cocoa flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that the plant-derived compounds may benefit the cardiovascular health of patients with poor kidney function. Individuals with […]