Most kids (children and teens) should avoid consuming energy drinks and sports drinks, as they are known to pose serious health problems, the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) said in a new warning.
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What’s the Problem?
September 26, 2017 – According to a press release issued Tuesday by the CPS, energy and sports drinks shouldn’t be marketed to children, as they are high in sugar and contribute zero nutritional value to their diets.
Such caffeinated beverages claim they reduce fatigue and improve concentration; however, caffeine is a powerful stimulant that may affect children and teens more than the adults, given their smaller size and weight.
CPS further revealed that sports drinks are a mixture of sugar and electrolytes, which are often marketed as fluid replacements appropriate for vigorous sports activities.
“The vast majority of children should really just hydrate with water. It’s the best thing for them,” said Dr. Catherine Pound, a paediatrician and researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and a co-author of the statement. “Consuming a lot of energy drinks with caffeine in a short period of time can cause serious side-effects, especially to those with underlying health conditions, such as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.”
The society said pediatricians should:
- Ask children and teens about their sports and energy drink consumption, and
- whether they mix alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks.
- Educate the public about the potential health risks posed by caffeinated energy drinks.
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