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Diet soft drinks, alcohol don’t mix

It’s the guilt-free option that could land you a guilty verdict.

Australian research teams studying the metabolism of soft drinks have found that mixing artificially sweetened beverages with alcohol results in higher breathalyser readings – ones which could land drivers in court.

Though the survey has only covered small study groups so far, scientists in both Australia and the US have examined links between diet drinks and booze.

The results show a disparity between conventional soft drinks and diet spin-offs.



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