Monday, April 18, 2011

What's All That Buzz 4-18-11

A new study reveals that the “Alcohol-energy drink combo [is] riskier than booze alone.” The research consisted of splitting 56 college students between the ages of 21 and 33 into four groups in order to test the effects of the combination. The four groups were given an alcoholic beverage, an energy drink, a mixed drink consisting of both ingredients, and a placebo, respectively. The study concluded that even though all subjects who consumed alcohol showed impaired impulse control, those who drank the alcohol and energy drink mixture perceived themselves to be less impaired than otherwise. The influence of the alcoholic energy drinks could cause people to take more risks while drunk because they feel less impaired than they actually are.
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