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Emotions and Chronic Disease

From eNewsletter 6/17/2024



DID YOU KNOW that 1 in 4 parents say their teen consumes caffeine daily or nearly every day?


According to a poll from University of Michigan, parents may not always be aware of how much they should be limiting caffeine consumption for teens. Unfortunately, soda is teens' top caffeinated product of choice, followed by coffee and tea.


Teens' brains are still developing, and excessive caffeine consumption can affect their mood, sleep, and school performance, along with other side effects. They can also become dependent over time, as is true for other drugs.


The good news is that the most common place teens consume caffeine is at home followed by dining out, making it easier for parents to intervene and help their teens reduce their caffeine intake.


The American Academy of Pediatrics also discourages caffeine intake by children and adolescents, and other experts suggest a limit of 100 milligrams per day for teens.


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