Caffeine-laden drinks emit ‘absolute safety signals’ for teens : Pediatric News


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It’s unclear if and to what extent food, drinks, and supplements containing caffeine are dangerous for adolescents and young adults, according to a 166-page summary of an Institute of Medicine workshop released Jan.

Dr. Pat McGuire‘s insight:

There has been a great deal of discussion of the effect of caffeine on children and adolescents. This study while interesting, does not seem to support some of the calls to ban caffeine products from children and adolescents.  If anything, it appears that it points to caffeine not being a significant risk when looking at the large US population. The exception are individuals with cardiac problems, but as the study noted, many of the victims didn’t know they had a condition and were adolescents involved in sports.

 

So what do you think?  Should caffeine products be banned from children and adolescents?

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