Beware of excessive Colas!

June 27, 2013 17:51
Beware of excessive Colas!

A new study has revealed that bingeing on too much cola drinks can knock you out of your senses and send your heart beat in a tizzy. Strange, but true! Drinking too much Cola can cause unusual syncope (fainting), researchers revealed.

During the recently held EHRA EUROPACE 2013 meeting in Athens, researchers reported about a 31-year-old woman who developed life threatening arrhythmia triggered by her overindulgence of colas. She developed unusual life threatening fainting and symptoms of irregular heartbeat.


The patient's medical history, revealed that since the age of 15, she had exclusively swapped water with cola drinks.

An extensive search further revealed six other  such case studies where excessive cola consumption led to adverse medical conditions like permanently damaged skeletal muscle tissue, and even death in one case owing to Torsades de pointes - a  type of ventricular tachycardia.


Enlightening us more on this, Professor Andreas Goette, the EHRA Scientific Programme Committee chairperson, said: "The study underlines the importance of clinicians taking detailed medical histories of patients with unexplained arrhythmias and  questions about their dietary intakes."

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(AW: Suchorita Dutta)

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