Saturday, May 16, 2009

Energy Drinks & Alcohol ..a dangerous mix?

Iowa City, Ia. - Health care professionals say University of Iowa leaders should think twice about selling energy drinks on campus or allowing company reps to hand out the caffeine-rich beverages at events where alcohol may be consumed.

A survey of 4,200 North Carolina college students showed that the 25 percent of students who drank alcohol and energy drinks combined consumed more alcohol than their peers who didn't mix booze with energy drinks. Students who drank energy drinks with alcohol were twice as likely to be injured or to take advantage of someone sexually and almost twice as likely to ride with a drunken driver, the survey showed.

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