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Title Teen Sports Drink Study
Description The purpose of the study is to determine how repeated intake of sports drinks impacts adolescentsÂ’ preferences and taste sensations.

Participants will be asked to complete 6 study visits over the course of 12 days.

Study visits will be at the University at Buffalo, South Campus
Objective Caffeine is a food additive that is extremely bitter. While many caffeinated beverages contain sugar to mask the bitter taste, some highly caffeinated beverages, such as coffee and energy drinks, are perceived as bitter and are often disliked upon initial exposures. As use of caffeinated products, such as energy drinks, increases among children and adolescents, it is important to understand factors that may contribute to caffeine overuse.

Keyword: Children, caffeine, food acceptance, and nutrition
Principal Investigator TEMPLE, JENNIFER
Age Group Children
Drugs Involved
Status Open
Key Eligibility Ages 12-17
Disease Group Behavioral Research; Children's Health/Pediatrics; Healthy Volunteers
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