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Study: Alcohol mixed with diet soda gets you drunk faster
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study out Wednesday morning shows that while people may do it to save calories, mixing liquor with diet pop also gets you drunk faster.
Researchers say liquor mixed with diet soft drinks affects the brain differently than drinks with regular pop.
“There's no sugar in the diet drink so it goes through the stomach a lot faster. The diet mixture kinda fast forwards the digestion process of sending the alcohol into the bloodstream,” said Cecile Marczinski of Northern Kentucky University.
Researchers found that a mixed drink made with a diet soda had the same effect as adding an extra shot.