Lisa Sharwood, PhD, of the University of Sydney in Australia and colleagues report in BMJ that drinking caffeinated substances significantly reduces long-distance truck drivers’ risk of involvement in a crash. The case-control study involved face-to-face interviews with 530 long-haul truck drivers who were involved in an accident between 2008 and 2011 in two Australian states. They were compared with 517 control drivers who had not experienced an accident in the previous 12 months. The investigators asked the participants about their use of caffeine substances including coffee, tea, caffeine tablets, and energy drinks. They also reported details about health disorders, symptoms […]Continue reading Truck Drivers Keep Safe with Coffee
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