Letters Energy drinks and alcohol

Red Bull meets the Australian dietary guidelines

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6237 (Published 22 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6237
  1. Genevieve Cowie, doctor of public health candidate1
  1. 1Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
  1. genevieve.cowie{at}monash.edu

Miller is rightly worried about the role of manufacturers in scientific research on “energy drinks,” particularly when they are mixed with alcohol.1 This problem is similar to the difficult line that researchers tread with drug companies and manufacturers of medical appliances, and it needs to be treated as seriously. Firstly, there is the …

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