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Study: Caffeine could slow kids’ brain development


Caffeine use among kids has increased by more than 70 percent over the past 30 years and researchers say that boost may be affecting children’s brains.

A new study suggests caffeine might be slowing down the development of adolescent brains.

Researchers exposed a group of pubescent rats to the amount of caffeine equivalent to a human drinking three to four cups of coffee a day.

Experts say the brain development of those rats slowed considerably.

The rodents also showed signs of being shy and cautious, rather than being curious little creatures.

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