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Study reveals trends for kids, caffeine

Updated: Monday, February 10 2014, 08:03 AM EST

Elk Grove Village, Ill. -- A first-of-its-kind study found that nearly three in four American children consume caffeine daily.

The study appeared in the journal "Pediatrics."

Researchers found that, between 1999 and 2010, 73 percent of people ages two to 22 consumed at least some caffeine daily.

That includes more than half of children between 2 and 5 years old.

Researchers found that fewer children are drinking soda, but that more are turning to energy drinks and coffee.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against caffeine consumption in kids and young adults because it can raise heart rate and blood pressure.

Study reveals trends for kids, caffeine


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