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Energy Drinks May Not Be As Effective as Believed

For many college students, “pulling an all-nighter” is a familiar routine typically accomplished with copious amounts of caffeine. Often, the go-to option is a so-called “energy shot” drink that boasts a special blend of energy-boosting ingredients. New research by a behavioral neuroscience professor and her students at Centre College calls the popular drink—and the extra boost it claims to provide—into question. And their preliminary findings are creating quite a buzz.