Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Children and Adolescents: Are They Appropriate?

“Rigorous review and analysis of the literature reveal that caffeine and other stimulant substances contained in energy drinks have no place in the diet of children and adolescents. Furthermore, frequent or excessive intake of caloric sports drinks can substantially increase the risk for overweight or obesity in children and adolescents.”

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2011/05/25/peds.2011-0965.abstract

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