The latest news about energy drinks could be a buzzkill. According to a case report published in BMJ Journals, three doctors from London offered a recent account of a 21-year-old man who landed in intensive care—and was diagnosed with severe biventricular heart failure—due to excessive consumption of energy drinks.
The patient reported a number of ailments that had been troubling him for four months, including shortness of breath on exertion, breathlessness while lying down, and weight loss, along with heart palpitations, bouts of digestion issues, and tremors. His declining health left him so weak that he was forced to quit the university he’d been attending.
While he was initially being considered for two organ transplants—heart and kidney (caused by an unrelated condition)—his cardiovascular disease has