Mixing diet soda with alcohol could be risky
February 5, 2013 (WLS) -- Diet soda and alcohol may increase your risk of intoxication, according to a new study in the journal "Alcoholism".
Researchers said the artificial sweeteners in diet drinks produce a higher breath- alcohol content than sugary drinks.
Study participants who drank alcohol mixed with diet drinks also had a higher level of impairment.
It appears sugar reduces the absorption of alcohol in the intestines, according to scientists.
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