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Alcohol-Spiked Energy Drinks Are A Deadly Concoction For College Students

November 5, 2009: 07:34 AM EST
Mixing alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks is much riskier for college students than drinking alcohol alone, a study has found. The Wake Forest University School of Medicine study of 4,000 students who completed Web-based questionnaires found that the likelihood of being injured, requiring medical attention, or driving with a drunk driver doubled when students drank the mixtures. There was a sexual angle as well: students were twice as likely to become sexual predators or be victimized by sexual predators. Concludes a researcher: "Students … impaired by alcohol may not perceive that they are intoxicated as readily when they're also ingesting a stimulant."
Dr. Mary Claire O'Brien, "Alcohol, Caffeinated Energy Drinks Dangerous Mix, Study Says", Fox News, November 05, 2009, © Fox News Network, LLC
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