Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: A Caffeine Wake-Up Call (Video)

Grab a java, skip the energy in a can

Coffee vs. Energy Drinks

Patients often have questions about the safety of coffee, caffeinated soft drinks and other drinks that contain caffeine. I typically tell them that there have been many studies of caffeine over decades, and to date, the vast majority indicate that there is no adverse effect on heart health with normal doses.

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Energy drinks, on the other hand, are a problem and should be avoided. In this video, I explain why.


Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, TIME Magazine named him “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”