New Zealand: 23-year-old Brooke Robertson has been left with long term health problems after shedding 43kg over 8 months by living on a daily diet of between 10 and 14 cans of Red Bull combined with a little dry cereal now and then.
Robertson suffered abdominal problems and anxiety attacks but maintained the 'diet' because she was losing weight. Eventually she was hospitalised with a heart attack. Research indicates that one can of Red Bull increases the risk of a heart attack.
While in hospital she suffered what doctors described as addiction withdrawals - shaking, nausea, and sweating. A spokesperson for Red Bull categorically denied that caffeine is addictive and claimed to have scientific research to prove it.