American Heart Association

Poison control data show energy drinks and young kids don’t mix

More than 40 percent of 5,156 calls about energy drinks to U.S. poison control centers involved children younger than 6 with some suffering serious cardiac and neurological symptoms, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

This disproportionate representation of children is concerning given […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm

 You may want to rethink downing those energy drinks — they may increase your blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm.

In a recent study, healthy people who had one to three cans of an energy drink:

Changed part of the heart’s rhythm that’s linked to fainting and sudden cardiac […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk

Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet.

In a Japanese study, people who drank either green tea or coffee daily had 20 to 30 percent lower risk for stroke than people who seldom drank […]

Simple Science @Heart: A couple cups of joe may reduce heart failure risk

If you regularly drink coffee in moderation, you could have a lower risk of heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Researchers say drinking two 8-ounce cups a day is linked to an 11 percent lower risk of heart failure. On the […]