Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sugar free Red Bull makes your blood "sticky"


Memo: sugar free Red Bull makes your blood 'sticky'

And in the "people drink sugar free Red Bull?" department, here's some potentially disturbing news:

An Australian study found the sugar free version of the caffeine-loaded beverage causes the blood to become sticky and increases the chance of a life threatening clot.

Dr Scott Willoughby, who tested the drink on students, said: “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.

“If you add in other risk factors for cardiovascular disease - stress or high blood pressure - this could be potentially deadly.”

Thank god the sugar-full version is completely and thoroughly healthy and good and proper and righteous and everything one could hope for in a can full of wakey-wakey deliciousness, whew! I love, of course, that they "tested the drink on students." Perfect!

In other health news, other things you might enjoy are probably killing you as well. Film at eleven, et cetera.

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