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Questionable Study Says Energy Drinks Are Good For Your Heart

Start stockpiling all the Red Bull you can fit in the attic, because a new study from a real doctor suggests that energy drinks are actually good for your heart.

The University of Siena’s Dr Matteo Cameli presented his findings at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, claiming that pee-flavoured caffeine-packed beverages called Monster and Rockstar can actually improve myocardial performance. That’s funny — most people think those things can kill. In his research, Patch Adams di Italia had 35 subjects imbibe some energy drink, then measured their blood pressure, heart rate, and left and right ventricular function. Cameli said that because the drinks improved contraction of both ventricles, then they are good for you.

This guy is an actual doctor? This guy is an actual doctor. Meanwhile, does this mean we can have the original Four Lok Back? [Science Daily via Geekosystem]


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