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 […]