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.
does to your health:
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.
Physiologically, consuming more than 5 drinks is
thought to cause heart palpitations. Also, people consuming these drinks had
four times the odds of irritability spells, tremors, sleeping difficulties and
sudden outbursts of energy followed by exhaustion. To add to this, energy
drinks combined with alcohol potentially raise the risks of heart attacks and
strokes by making the blood more sticky and raising the blood pressure to a
considerable level. The caffeine in the energy drinks acts as a diuretic,
causing the body to lose water, making you dehydrated. Consuming these drinks
for a prolonged duration can cause severe ailments related to the
cardiovascular and nervous system-researchers say.
Researchers therefore suggest that energy drinks
should carry labels indicating that they should not be mixed with alcohol.