New study shows kids are drinking large amounts of caffeine

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 12:52pm

TYLER - Caffeinated drinks are a hit in the United States. Numbers show, soda's account for 25% of all drinks bought in the U.S. and that doesn't even include other caffeinated beverages like coffee and energy drinks.

A new study by the Pediatrics Journal says kids also like caffeine and drinking large amounts. According to the study children between the ages of eight an twelve consume an average of nearly three cans of caffeinated soda daily.

The study also finds that seventy five percent of children age five to twelve consumed caffeine on a daily basis.

Jill Coble, a registered dietician, warns about the dangers too much soda can pose on children.

"Calcium and magnesium can be excluded out of the bone so that messes up with there bone growth and can lead to osteoporosis you also can have phosphoric acid in soda can cause tooth decay."

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