| While Red Bull and Vodka may be the coolest drink in your town, it may be causing more danger than anything. Caffeine-and-booze blends are a growing trend across the country and a growing concern after two young, health people died after reportedly consuming this concoction.|
Manufacturers of the drinks say there is no connection between their products and the deaths, but doctors are starting to warn their patients. Here's a couple reasons why:
- Energy drinks usually contain caffeine, a diuretic that speeds fluids through your body, increasing the dehydrating effects from alcohol.
- Depending on how sensitive you are to caffeine, drinking too many could raise your blood pressure or trigger potentially deadly heart reactions.
- Caffeine can mask the fatigue that usually signals that you've had too much alcohol, possibly leading you to guzzle beyond a safe cutoff point.
Information from Cosmopolitan Magazine