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Energy drinks are flying off the grocery shelves and are becoming increasing popular with teens.
Medical experts are concerned with the long-term consequences of these beverages, especially relating to the heart. Energy drinks contain large amounts of stimulants, such as caffeine, which has been shown to boost both blood pressure and heart rate. In some study participants, they caused heart palpitations. Young adults who drank two cans a day for one week saw their blood pressure and heart rate increase about 10 percent for several hours after drinking.
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