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Study: Coffee won't help sober you up

December 10, 2009 12:51:04 AM PST
Gulping a cup of coffee or an energy drink after drinking alcohol won't help you sober up enough to get behind the wheel.A new study observed a group of mice that had been given alcohol and caffeine, or a combination of the two, in a specially designed maze.

They found that alcohol made the mice bump into things, and the caffeine increased their anxiety while reducing their motor skills.

Researchers say the implication of the study is important for young people to whom alcohol and energy drinks are marketed.