26 Jul 2017

Kava study unearths new take on reaction times

From , 5:02 am on 26 July 2017

A new kava study into drinking and driving has shown some unexpected results regarding a drinker's reaction times. 

The study observed twenty kava drinking participants whose average age was mid-thirties and predominantly male.

Its findings don't match up with generally-held assumptions that kava impairs a user's skills behind the wheel.

Sara Vui-Talitu has more.

Kava circle

Photo: RNZ/ Sara Vui-Talitu