International Journal of Food and Nutritional Science
Effects of Monster Energy Drink on Cardiovascular and Renal Function in Young Adults
Department of Biology, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987 USA
Ted Wilson, Department of Biology, 232 Pasteur Hall, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987, Tel: 507-457-2485; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilson, T., et al. Effects of Monster Energy Drink on Cardiovascular and Renal Functioning Young Adults. (2016) Int J Food Nutr Sci 3(2): 350-353.
© 2016 Wilson, T. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsEnergy drink; Cardiovascular dysfunction; Caffeine; B-vitamin; Taurine; Glycemic response
Energy drink consumption is popular among the college-aged population for perceived improvements in mental function and alertness, but anecdotally linked to cardiovascular dysfunction. Fasting 19.4 ± 1.03 year old subjects (n = 75) consumed 480 ml of Monster Energy drink, isocaloric dextrose, water, or nothing. Blood glucose increased significantly after Monster Energy drink and isocaloric dextrose at 30 min. Urine formation was significantly greater at 120 minutes in the Monster Energy drink group. In the present study consumption of Monster Energy drink was associated with no deleterious changes in cardiovascular or renal physiology.