Researchers claim that mixing alcohol with
energy drinks has detrimental effects on a person's health. A number of
youngsters are at the risk of severe health impacts due to consumption of these
A study found that Australian youngsters often consumed alcohol-energy drink mixtures and served them at parties. Most of these youngsters were unaware of the harmful effects caused by overconsumption of these drinks. Consuming these drinks compared to just alcohol increases wakefulness and energy, which is thought to be more socially beneficial as opposed to getting drunk.
What it does to your health: Extensive researches conducted have shown that due to increased energy, alertness and activity of the brain, people consuming these mixed drinks are more at the risk of indulging in reckless behavior such as illicit drug use, driving, aggression and violence and sexual behavior.
Researchers therefore suggest that energy drinks should carry labels indicating that they should not be mixed with alcohol.