"Caffeinating" children and youth

MacDonald, Noni; Stanbrook, Matthew; Hébert, Paul C.; Flegel, Ken
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, p1597
Academic Journal
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.


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