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Energy Drinks and Alcohol

11 Nov

It appears that some people are engaging in what is now confirmed as the dangerous practice of mixing alcohol with energy drinks which is like mixing an upper and a downer. Alcohol makes one drowsy while energy drinks which has about three times the amount of caffeine as a strong cup of coffee makes one alert. The danger is when a person is that perky they may drink even more and even more disconcerting they may feel good enough to drive a car.

A young woman recently died of such a mixture. The blood alcohol level in her was sky high – way way above the normal average.

Conflicting Research on Alcohol

29 Sep

Up until now research showed that a drink of a glass of wine a day was beneficial to health and posed no risk. News coming out of Barcelona Spain today said that any amount of alcohol is detrimental to a woman’s health and raises her risk of breast cancer.  It is believed that alcohol raised hormone levels in the blood to levels that could cause cancer.   Researchers analyzed 70,033 women of various races from 1978 to 1985.  By 2004, 2,829 had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers did not see any difference in women developing cancer and the type of alcohol consumed. Dr. Arthur Klatsky of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, Calif., revealed their findings at a conference in Barcelona  

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