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Maybe another reason to avoid Red Bull! – Australian expert says it can give you a heart attack

Reports coming out of Australia and reported in the UK press claim that consuming two cans of “Red Bull” energy drink could give certain people a heart attack.

Such energy drinks are widely available under many brand names in Thailand including “Krathing Daeng” (translated as red bull) that was he forerunner for the internationally famous brand registered in Austria, reported Manager.

The Sun newspaper in England quoted an expert in molecular cardiology in Australia as saying that consuming two cans or 500 milliliters of Red Bull could pose a risk of heart attack to one in five people who are not aware of a heart condition caused by problems with electrical impulses.

The condition is called Long Q-T Syndrome and affects one in 2000 people in Australia according to Christopher Semsarian at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Centenary Institute.

People with LQTS are very unlikely to be aware they have the condition because symptoms are so minor.

But consuming energy drinks like Red Bull of as little as two cans can cause heart attacks according to a study, reported The Sun.

The news will be of interest to many people in Thailand following the case of fugitive Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya wanted in the death of a policeman in Thong Lor in 2012.

Some people especially online have called for a boycott of the energy drink after Boss repeatedly failed to show up for police questioning.

After reportedly flying to Singapore last week his whereabouts are unknown.

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