Shocking figures from the British Soft Drinks Association reveal the volume of energy drinks consumed in the UK increased to 679 million litres last year. It is believed that the increase in the consumption of energy drinks is associated with an increase in arrhythmia – an abnormal heart rhythm that quintuples the risk of stroke, reports Mail Online.
The founder and CEO of The Arrhythmia Alliance, Trudie Lobban, said, “They did not necessarily have may have a defective heart that suffers from arrhythmia – stimulants that contain caffeine may trigger it.
“Six or seven coffees per day could do it, but these energy drinks carry a really high risk.” his “terrible” experience of Arrhythmia, which he thought would soon die. The Brighton site manager consumed eight cups of coffee daily and three cans of Red Bull to keep him running.