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Energy drinks mixed with alcohol: Are there any risks?

Verster, Joris C.; Alford, Chris; Scholey, Andrew; Verster, Joris C

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Joris C. Verster

Andrew Scholey

Joris C Verster


There have now been a number of publications, including laboratory studies and surveys, on alcohol mixed with energy drinks. Some authors have highlighted problems associated with consumption of this beverage combination, including reduced perception of alcohol intoxication and greater alcohol consumption with more negative consequences as a result. For example, the recent article by Marczinski and Fillmore entitled “Energy drinks mixed with alcohol: what are the risks?” suggests that “consuming alcohol mixed with energy drinks is riskier than consuming alcohol alone and constitutes a public health concern.”1 While some publications conclude that consumption of energy drinks mixed with alcohol is problematic, others do not support these claims and point out the methodological shortcomings of many studies in this area.


Verster, J. C., Alford, C., Scholey, A., & Verster, J. C. (2015). Energy drinks mixed with alcohol: Are there any risks?. Nutrition Reviews, 73(11), 796-798.

Journal Article Type Letter
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 12, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 12, 2016
Journal Nutrition Reviews
Print ISSN 0029-6643
Electronic ISSN 1753-4887
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 73
Issue 11
Pages 796-798
Keywords energy, drink, alcohol, risk
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