Energy Drinks Associated With Greater Hyperactivity, Inattention Risk In Middle-School Kids

TIME (2/10, Sifferlin) reports that a study published in the journal Academic Pediatrics suggests that “middle schoolers who consume sweetened energy drinks are 66% more at risk for hyperactivity than other kids.” After surveying some “1,649 students in 5th, 7th, and 8th grade about their beverage consumption and” then assessing their inattention and hyperactivity levels, researchers concluded, “Despite considering numerous types of beverages in our analyses (e.g., soda, fruit drinks), only energy drinks were associated with greater risk of hyperactivity/inattention.”

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— “Energy Drinks May Drive Kids to Distraction,” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, February 9, 2015.

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