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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Dangers of Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol

    Filed Under: Health Insurance

Energy drinks are popular with hardworking and partying students. While there’s nothing wrong with a little pick-up, experts believe mixing energy drinks with alcohol could cause health problems.

Energy drinks, which contain caffeine, taurine and carbohydrates among other substances, have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system. According to 2007 research from the University of Messina, Italy around 27 percent of the total sample of students studied mixed energy drinks and alcohol. Experts said combining a stimulant, the energy drink, with a sedative, alcohol, to mask the undesired effects of both drugs could lead to addiction and alcohol-related dangers.

Energy drinks often make it easier to drink alcohol without undesired side-effects. Side-effect-free alcohol could lead to greater consumption and the type of alcohol-related sickness and injury – including fractures, head injuries and traffic accidents – you need comprehensive medical insurance to deal with.

Choose study abroad insuranceto protect you if you do fall sick on a night out or when studying but never overdo it with alcohol or energy drinks – much better to stay alert more naturally.

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