FOOD NEWS

Study asserts that mixing alcohol and energy drinks poses serious public health risk

Image result for energy drinks in nigeria

 

Hello great people, my attention was drawn to this food story, and I think your reading it will help you to be informed about what you drink!

Researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan have reportedly concluded that mixing alcohol and energy drinks poses a serious public health risk, especially among college students.

This is according to a  study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health  which  showcased the fact that  college students who  combine  caffeinated drinks with booze don’t realize how intoxicated they really are..

A research assistant professor and co-author of the study, Megan Patrick explained that “We found that college students tended to drink more heavily, become more intoxicated, and have more negative drinking consequences on days they used both energy drinks and alcohol, compared to days they only used alcohol.”

Patrick said  according to the study, students who either drank alcohol and energy drinks on the same day or who combined the two at the same time wound up spending more time drinking – thus consuming more alcohol – than they would have without the caffeinated drinks.

 

 

Image result for energy drinks in nigeria

The result of spending more hours drinking raised users’ blood alcohol levels to higher peaks. But because of the stimulant effects of the energy drinks, the users reported that they felt less drunk than they actually were.

The researcher noted that this can have serious potential health impacts, for example if people don’t realize how intoxicated they actually are and decide to drive home.

But a similar study conducted by the Department of Community Health at the Boston University School of Public Health found that it wasn’t necessarily the combination of alcohol and caffeine that posed a risk, but the profile of the drinkers themselves that led to negative consequences.

Image result for energy drinks in nigeria

One of the authors of the Boston University’s study, Dr. Michael Siegel, stated that  “It appears that the consumption of caffeinated alcoholic beverages has a direct effect on increasing risk by masking intoxication and making it easier for youth to consume more alcohol.

Siegel  said  “It also appears that consumption of alcohol with caffeine may itself be a marker for youth who engage in riskier behavior.”

Image result for energy drinks in nigeria

So if you are amongst those who mix energy drink with alcohol, beware!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Please follow and like us:

13 Responses

  1. I just want to tell you that I am newbie to blogging and certainly enjoyed you’re blog. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your site . You actually have great stories. Kudos for sharing with us your web page.

  2. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she retains the
    image of a user in his/her brain that how a user can be aware of
    it. Thus that’s why this piece of writing is perfect.
    Thanks!

  3. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it
    is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

  4. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all of us
    you really recognise what you are talking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Please additionally talk over with my site =).
    We could have a hyperlink alternate agreement between us

  5. Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe this site needs a
    lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks
    for the info!

  6. Wow, wonderful blog format! How long have you been running a blog for?
    you made running a blog look easy. The overall glance of your site is magnificent, let alone
    the content material!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • Recent Posts