A 21-year-old university student suffered heart failure after “excessive” consumption of energy drinks, a medical journal report has revealed.
The man drank four 500ml cans every day for two years, leaving him in intensive care and unable to complete his studies, the BMJ Case Report shows.
For four months he suffered shortness of breath and severe weight loss, before being admitted to hospital.
He spent 58 days there, including a period in intensive care, which he described as “traumatising”.
Doctors considered giving him an organ transplant after tests revealed both his heart and kidneys had failed.