BUSPH Public Health Minute: Hold the Red Bull

Marketing efforts that encourage mixing caffeinated "energy" drinks with alcohol often try to sway [...]young people to believe that caffeine will offset the sedating effects of alcohol and increase alertness and stamina. But a new study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University has found that the addition of caffeine to alcohol -- mixing Red Bull with vodka, for example -- has no effect on enhancing performance on a driving test or improving sustained attention or reaction times.

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