Increased education could help adolescents limit caffeine consumption: Negative outcomes of caffeine consumption could be curbed with more instruction, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
March 13, 2016
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Caffeine is the most available and widely used psychoactive substance in the world and is the only drug legally accessible and socially acceptable for consumption by children and adolescents. Some studies have shown that adolescents are the fastest-growing population of caffeine users, with 83.2 percent consuming caffeinated beverages regularly and at least 96 percent consuming them occasionally. With this in mind, researchers developed a study to determine attitudes and beliefs as well as factors influencing caffeinated beverage consumption among adolescents.