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Food Chem Toxicol. 2002 Sep;40(9):1235-42.

Effects of caffeine on development and behavior in infancy and childhood: a review of the published literature.

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National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. fxc@helix.noh.gov

Abstract

The Medline literature on the behavioral effects of caffeine in infants and children are reviewed. There has been little recent work in this area. Generally, caffeine is well tolerated in usual dietary amounts, and there is evidence that individuals differ in their susceptibility to caffeine-related adverse effects, which in turn may influence their consumption. Overall, the effects of caffeine in children seem to be modest and typically innocuous.

PMID:
12204387
DOI:
10.1016/s0278-6915(02)00097-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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