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Sports drinks may harm kids, teens
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 3:59 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 3:59 a.m.
Sports drinks aren't necessary for children and teenagers and are likely to contribute to obesity, according to U.S. researchers urging parents to limit the beverages' consumption.
The researchers said water should be the beverage of choice for hydration.
Monday's study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics also said that energy drinks containing caffeine and other stimulants can damage children's and adolescents' neurologic and cardiovascular systems.
-- Bloomberg News
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