Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol Research on the Adolescent Brain

October 25, 2016 - Richard van Rijn, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, is researching the effects of highly caffeinated energy drinks and highly caffeinated alcohol in adolescent mice to see how these beverages trigger changes in the adolescent brain. The effects are similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences continue into adulthood. Read more here

The news was also featured on "The Doctors", and you can view that video here. Click on the episode entitled "Beverage Has Same Effect as Cocaine?".

 

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