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Energy drinks don’t blunt effects of alcohol, study finds

ScienceDaily (2011-01-12) — While 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, a new study has found that the addition of caffeine to alcohol — mixing a caffeinated drink with vodka, for example — has no effect on enhancing performance on a driving test or improving sustained attention or reaction times. … > read full article