Gives you wings? More like slows you down
A new study reveals that energy drinks can hinder athletic performance, but does hard science stand a chance against aggressive marketing and the immense popularity of beverages such as Red Bull?
Several weeks ago, during a routine interview with high jumper Niki Palli, I couldn't help but notice that before every attempt to jump, he took a sip from an energy drink. This was part of his ritual, and probably helped him clear 2.17 meters, and regain some of the confidence he seemed to have lost in recent years, since his injury.