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|Title||Salivary Protein Study|
|Description||Referred to as: Teen Sports Drink Study. The purpose of the study is to determine how repeated intake of sports drinks impacts adolescents preferences and taste sensations.
Participants will be asked to complete 6 study visits over the course of 12 days. They will also be asked to drink a 500mL sports drink (provided by the study) at home on 4 of the days they are not at the study visits.
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|
|Key Eligibility||Ages 12-17|
|Disease Group||Behavioral Research; Children's Health/Pediatrics; Healthy Volunteers|