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Mixer-Nixers: Top 10 Drinking Dangers

Before your next drink, learn more about what doesn't mix well with alcohol.

Alcohol and ... Almost Everything

Drinking alcohol can almost always put you at an increased risk for a bad ending in some way, shape, or form. Here are other activities that just aren't good bedfellows for alcohol:

If you're riding a bike after a few drinks and are legally drunk, your chances of being seriously or fatally injured while on two wheels increases by 2,000%, according a study published in the February 2001 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

According to the web site, mixing alcohol and academics doesn't help when a student is trying make the grade: "About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall."

Finally, when it's hot and sunny, and all you want is an ice-cold mixed drink, think again. Alcohol can hinder the body's ability to regulate temperature, and alcoholic drinks can also cause you to lose excess amounts of body fluid, according to the CDC web site. Both of these can overload your body, leading to dehydration and heat exhaustion.


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