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Bull Can Increase Heart Attacks or Strokes-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: A warning about the popular beverage, Red
Bull, claiming that is is loaded with caffeine and can lead to
cardiovascular problems. The eRumor claims that the product
has been banned in three countries.
The Truth: A Red Bull Spokesperson told
truthorfiction.com that the Energy drink is a safe consumer product and
that it's main
ingredients are taurine, glucuronolactone and caffeine.
Red Bull only contains about as much caffeine as a regular cup of mild
filtered coffee and is not banned in any country, although some
countries may enforce restrictions on the packaging method of vitamins.
We have also not found any
documented independent evidence that supports the contention of the
One should avoid caffeinated drinks
if under doctors orders to so.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Just one can of the popular stimulant energy drink
Red Bull can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. The effect
was seen even in young people.
The caffeine-loaded beverage causes blood to become sticky, a pre-cursor
to cardiovascular problems such as stroke. One hour after
drinking Red Bull, your blood system becomes abnormal, as might be
expected from a patient with cardiovascular disease.
Red Bull is banned in Norway, Uruguay and Denmark because of health
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