TITLE

"Caffeinating" children and youth

AUTHOR(S)
MacDonald, Noni; Stanbrook, Matthew; Hébert, Paul C.; Flegel, Ken
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, p1597
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors discuss the effects of high concentrations of caffeine to children and youth. The authors assert that too much caffeine consumption may cause sleeplessness, rapid heart rate, irritability and nervousness. In addition, they maintain that poor sleep quality and quantity in adolescents due to caffeine has been associated with asthma exacerbation, obesity, poor school performance, lower sense of well-being and mood disorders.
ACCESSION #
54720731

 

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