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Study: Energy drinks increase risk of ADHD for children

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A new study associates sugar-sweetened energy drinks with an increased risk of ADHD in children.

Yale researchers surveyed over 1,500 middle school students about their soda and energy drink consumption.

Kids who drank more of these highly sweetened and caffeinated beverages were 66% more likely to have symptoms of hyperactivity and inattention than those who didn't drink them.

The study does not, however, prove the drinks cause the problems.

Boys were more likely to consume energy drinks than girls, and Black and Hispanic boys drank more than their White peers.

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