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Energy Drinks Plus Alcohol May Affect Brain Like Cocaine, Purdue University Study



11/1/2016 7:41:35 AM

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Drinking alcohol mixed with highly caffeinated beverages can have lasting effects on the teenage brain, according to studies in mice.

Researchers found that adolescent mice given high-caffeine energy drinks were not more likely than a control group to drink more alcohol as adults. But when those high levels of caffeine were mixed with alcohol and given to adolescent mice, they showed physical and neurochemical signs similar to mice given cocaine.



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