Energy Drinks and Alcohol: a Cocktail Combination with Serious Consequences

July 18, 2014 1:17 AM

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A substance use research group at the Australian National University of Canberra has published research this week which shows the practice of mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks can have serious side effects. This after a study earlier this month indicated no alcohol is better for your heart than small amounts of alcohol.

The study by researchers, Rebecca McKetin and Alice Coen blind-tested people’s thirst and desire to drink more of two different drinks. The first was a mix of vodka, fruit juice and soda while the second drink was vodka with Red Bull, one of the many caffeinated pre-mixers on the market.

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