Alcohol and diet soda may be a bad mix

We don’t recommend that you drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming 4 drinks in 10 minutes — regardless whether the mixer is diet or regular.

“Researchers gave college students vodka drinks with regular soda and with diet soda, and the diet soda group got more intoxicated, faster – about 20% more intoxicated than those who mixed regular soda with liquor, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Sugar in your mixed drink actually slows down the effects of alcohol, researchers say.”

Read more at CNN.

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  1. “Researchers gave college students vodka drinks with regular soda and with diet soda”

    Sounds like more illegal testing: most college students are too young to legally drink.

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