Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a pretty common practice on a night out – but expects say most of us don’t know how bad it really is for us
According to new figures from not-for-profit research group the Sax Institute, published on Thursday, two in five young drinkers combine energy drinks with alcohol.
Forty per cent of the young people surveyed in the study had consumed alcohol and energy drinks mixed in the last 12 months.
Consuming energy drinks and alcohol together can make people more likely to drink more, and engage in risky behaviour.
Cardiologists also say the combination can lead to blood clots, and can be dangerous for those with heart conditions.