The energy drinks that are seen as healthy beverage options to improve energy, stamina, and concentration can pose a serious threat to health by affecting mental health, blood pressure and obesity, a new study reveals.
The study shows health risks ranging from risk- seeking behaviour, such as substance misuse and aggression, mental health problems in the form of anxiety and stress, to increased blood pressure, obesity, kidney damage, fatigue, stomach aches and irritation, are all associated with energy drinks.
“We summarise the consequences of energy drink consumption, which include heart, kidney, and dental problems, as well as risk- seeking behaviour and poor mental health”, said Josiemer Mattei, Assistant Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The study published in Frontiers in Public Health.