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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

Authors

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

Year of Publication

2018

Source

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

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

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.

Type of Study

Review

How to Access

To read the full abstract and for information on how to access the full text, go to: https://doi.org/10.1089/caff.2017.0035 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.