Australian researchers discovered that
Red Bull could be hazardous to your health – in a new way this time.
Just one can of sugar-free Red Bull,
according to the researchers, can increase the risk of stroke or heart attack –
even in young people – by making the blood sticky, a precursor to cardiovascular
Scott Willoughby, lead researcher from
the Cardiovascular Research Center at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, told an
Australian Newspaper “One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their blood systems)
were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient
with cardiovascular disease.”
Linda Rychter, spokeswoman for Red Bull
Australia, said the company’s head office in Austria would assess the report.
“The study does not show effects which would go beyond
that of drinking a cup of coffee. Therefore, the reported results were to be
expected and lie within the normal physiological range,” she told Reuters.