August 22, 2014

Makes You Want to Get Drunker

1 Booze Plus Energy Drinks May Be Hazardous

Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra report that people who consume alcohol using energy drinks as a mixer are more eager to drink more alcohol than those who consume alcohol with fruit juice and soda water, and that this effect increases as the drinker's alcohol level rises. The researchers theorize that the caffeine in the energy drinks acts as a stimulant that counteracts alcohol's natural depressant properties. Those who consumed the alcohol mixed with energy drinks also reported enjoying their drinks more than the control group. The concern is that using energy drinks as mixers may lead drinkers to consume more alcohol than they intended to, raising the risk of accidents and injuries and even of developing alcoholism.

More at Sun-Sentinel.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Gene Variant Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Alcohol and Energy Drinks, Causes of Binge Drinking, Dangers of Alcohol

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