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Is caffeine safe for children?
Soft drinks are the American beverage of choice for adults and most children as well. Research indicates most kids consume more caffeine than recommended, but moderate amounts have not been p... read more
Soft drinks are the American beverage of choice for adults and most children as well. Research indicates most kids consume more caffeine than recommended, but moderate amounts have not been proven to produce any long-term health problems. Because of the concern about the immediate effects of caffeine, which are more pronounced in children, the American Academy of Pediatrics and physicians strongly discourage caffeine consumption for all children. And, since continued use of caffeine produces a tolerance to its effects, children who consume daily doses may find themselves needing more as they grow older to stave off withdrawal.