QUICK LINKS:

Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda

Created: 02/10/2014 1:06 AM WHEC.com

A new study says nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine.
    
For most, it comes from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source.
    
That's according to a government analysis of national health surveys from 1999 through 2010.
    
The research shows even most preschoolers consume some caffeine-containing products. But their average was the amount found in half a can of soda, and young kids' overall caffeine intake fell during the decade.
    
The analysis is the first to examine recent national trends in caffeine among children and young adults.
    
The results were published online Monday in Pediatrics.



News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.



Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 1:24 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 3:42 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Genesee
Expires: 11/26/2014 1:36 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Wyoming
Expires: 11/24/2014 4:15 PM

High Wind Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Orleans; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:00 AM

Wind Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Livingston; Northern Cayuga; Ontario; Wayne
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:00 AM

Rochester

Overcast
55°
64° | 42°
  • Feels like: 55° F
  • Wind: SSE 17mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Tue Mostly cloudy and windy
    42° | 35°
  • Wed Afternoon snow showers
    39° | 29°
  • Thu Snow showers
    37° | 24°
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    31° | 20°