Friday, December 17, 2010

Bad Caffeinated Soda!

Children ages 5 to 7 drank an average of 52 milligrams of caffeine a day, equivalent to the amount in a can of caffeinated soda. And kids of this age slept an average of 9.46 hours a night, longer than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. However, kids ages 8 to 12 took in twice as much caffeine, an average of 109 milligrams a day, equivalent to nearly three cans of caffeinated soda. And kids in this age group slept an average of 8.47 hours per night, which is below the levels recommended by the CDC.
The finding shows that the amount of sleep that kids get seems to be affected by their drinking an average of one to three cans of soda a day, the researchers said. 

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