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.