With Halloween fast approaching, many partygoers ought to know their diet drink mixers could lead them to being busted for DUI. According to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the diet mixer and alcohol combination could leave people more drunk than if they had mixed with the full sugar counterparts.
The study tested a group of 20 participants with equal females to males. The experiment was conducted over 5 sessions, on the first session the subjects were given one dose with the dosage increasing each session until the subjects reached five doses. Half the men and women were tested with the sugary drinks, while the other half were tested with the diet drinks. At the end of the study, researchers concluded the absence of sugar caused the subjects who drank the diet mixer to have a higher breath alcohol concentration than the sugary mixers.
This is because the sugar in the mixer slows down the absorption of the alcohol from the stomach into the bloodstream. In fact, the study also noticed the diet soda might actually push you over the legal limit. The study found that those who drank the diet mixer peaked at a BAC level of .091 while those that drank the sugary mixer peaked at a BAC of .077 –an 18% difference!
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