advertisement
06 February 2013

Diet drinks make cocktails more potent

Kilojoule counters, beware: Drinking diet "mixers" with alcohol intensifies the effects of the booze, according to the findings of breathalyzer tests.

Kilojoule counters, beware: Drinking diet "mixers" with alcohol intensifies the effects of the booze, according to the findings of breathalyser tests.

"People tend to think that cutting calories is important, but when you're drinking alcohol, kilojoules help slow down the release of alcohol to your liver and brain," Marczinski said.

Diet drinks and breathalysers

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Lifestyle »

E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

Allergy »

Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.