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Many Aussies mixing alcohol and energy drinks – and it’s a dangerous combo

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can disrupt your heart, disturb sleep and bring on anxiety – yet despite the health risks, a lot of Australians are doing it.

About 40 percent of drinkers consumed alcohol mixed with energy drinks in the past year, per a study published in the Sax Institute journal Public Health Research & Practice.

Those who combine alcohol and energy drinks – aka formulated caffeinated beverages – are more likely to be young, male, and more likely to report drinking heavily and risky substance abuse.

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