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The highs and lows of caffeine intake in New Zealand children

NZ Research Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 2018-08-07 09:49:31.804


Ajmol Ali
Carol A. Wham
Frances M. Wolber
Martin Dickens
Karyn O
Michelle Thunders
Judy Thomas
Carlene Starck
Kay Rutherford-Markwick

Year of Publication



Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research, 30 July [Epub before print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



This narrative review explores the potential effects of caffeine intake on children and adolescents and the areas that need further research. An increasing range of products contain caffeine, including energy and soft drinks, jelly beans, chewing gum, and marshmallows. Side effects of caffeine intake for children can include decreased sleep, poor nutrition, aggressive behaviour, reduced academic ability, and greater likelihood of consuming excessive caffeine and caffeine-containing alcoholic drinks as young adults.

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