Never Mix, Never Worry – Coffee Won't Sober You Up

Posted by Steph on Saturday in Caffeinated, Health | Short Link

Maybe this only applies to rodents…
A study by Temple University, Philadelphia, reports that coffee can cloud your judgement when you’ve drunk alcohol

Slate quotes a BBC news report that coffee simply makes it harder for people to realize they’ve had one too many, and does nothing for their sobriety. That means the ‘co-use of caffeine and alcohol could actually lead to poor decisions with disastrous outcomes,’ says the lead researcher in the study. The study involved giving mice alcohol and caffeine to see how well they could navigate a maze and avoid unpleasant sensations. The result? The mice were relatively alert and relaxed but ‘still incompetent at sidestepping nasty shocks.’


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