Parents Magazine reports on UB study regarding caffeine’s effects on young teens

Published June 30, 2014

An article in Parents reports on a study by Jennifer Temple, associate professor of exercise and nutrition sciences, that found that caffeine can have serious negative health effects on children and young teens, including high blood pressure and risk of heart disease. “This study shows that what we would consider to be a low dose of caffeine — what some might not think twice about giving to an 8-year-old — is having an effect on the cardiovascular system,” she said. “And right now we don’t have enough data in kids to know what the long-term effects of repeated exposure to caffeine would be.” Temple’s research continues to generate media attention, with articles also appearing in new outlets that include England’s Daily Mail, NewsMax, Red Orbit and Canada Journal.

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