by Anna Maltby
Cathy Crawford You know that crazy buzz you get after downing an energy drink if you've ever tried one? Well, it turns out that your heart might feel that extra boost, too. In a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany used a cardiac MRI to measure the heart function of 18 healthy young volunteers, both just before and one hour after they each consumed an energy drink. The researchers found significantly increased heart contraction rates -- meaning, can speed up your heart rate -- one hour after the volunteers guzzled up the drinks.
See more: 6 Moves To Resize Your Butt and ThighsWhile that may sound like cause for alarm, lead researcher Jonas Dorner, M.D., told SELF that more research is actually needed before scientists can definitively say energy drinks are harmful for your heart. After all, one hour isn't a very long time, and a higher heart contraction rate isn't always Read More »from How Energy Drinks May Affect Your Heart, According to a New Study