Alcohol, energy drinks a dangerous mix: study (St. Paul's Hospital)

Step away from the Red Bull and vodka: Mixing alcohol with highly caffeinated energy drinks might provide a dangerous buzz, putting people at increased risk for injury, according to a study by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. 

The risk of injury could be 20 times greater when people drink alcohol mixed with energy drinks, lead researcher Audra Roemer said Tuesday. 

Roemer has just completed a two-year study, collecting data from 4,300 patients who visited the emergency rooms at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria General and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. 

Louise Dickson reports

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