Cardiovascular Effects of Energy Drinks in Healthy Adults

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-001918
  • NCT ID:

    NCT01940822
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    13-001918

About this study

This study is being done to look at the cardiovascular response, if any, to intake of commercially available energy drink. We hypothesize that energy drink consumption compared to a control drink in healthy adults alters the cardiovascular hemodynamic system.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults 18 years of age and older
  • Healthy subjects without known cardiovascular disease and thyroid disease
  • Subjects who are on no medications (except oral contraceptive pill)
  • Nonsmokers
  • No prior history of caffeine sensitivity or allergy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with known cardiovascular and/or thyroid disease
  • Subjects currently taking medications other than oral contraceptive pill
  • Smokers
  • Prior history of caffeine sensitivity or allergy
  • Pregnancy

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Trudy Hansen

cpl@mayo.edu