Energy drinks have no significant effect on sports performance, shows a study conducted by 12-year-old researcher. "Many people use energy drinks like Monster to enhance their performance in sports - at least they think it will. I just wanted to test to see if these energy drinks really did what they were advertised to do," CBS News quoted Brendan O'Neal as saying. O'Neil compared the caffeinated Monster against decaffeinated Sprite in a series of tests. He found that energy drinks compared to soda had no significant effect on exercise performance and the results for were almost same. He had anticipated that energy drinks would raise an athlete's blood pressure or heart rate, but nothing happened. He thought the project was so well researched that he submitted it to the Annals of Emergency Medicine - anonymously, as are all entries to the prestigious medical journal. O'Neal's research has been accepted to be published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.Source: ANILIN << Surfing the Net can Help Slow Down Dementia in Elderly Vitamin Supplements Can Cause Cancer, Warns Expert >> Recommended Reading Students Advised About Ill-Effects of Energy Drinks Students have been asked to be careful about consuming high-caffeine "energy" drinks in order to mug for exams or perform well in sports events READ MORE Boost To Athletes' Performance By Just Rinsing Mouth With Energy Drinks Energy drinks are known to boost athletes' performances. Now, a new study has shown that the drinks' benefits are felt even if the drink is spat out rather than swallowed. READ MORE Popular Antioxidant Does Not Improve Athletic Performance, Says Study Researchers say that contrary to popular belief, antioxidant quercetin doesn't boost athletic performance. READ MORE 'Super Fruit' Cherry Juice Could be a New 'Sports Drink' Drinking cherry juice could help ease the pain for people who run, according to new research. READ MORE Caffeine and Decaffeination Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant alkaloid commonly found in many of the products we consume daily. Excess intake of caffeine can lead to symptoms similar to substance addiction. READ MORE Energy Drinks – Power or Hype? Energy drinks come with the promise of giving a boost during a workout unlike anything an energy rich food can provide. This discussion will give an insight to the pros and cons of energy drinks. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Daily Calorie Requirements Iron Intake Calculator Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator More News on: Caffeine and DecaffeinationEnergy Drinks – Power or Hype?