Energy Drinks Make Kids Hyperactive, Inattentive, Study Says
A new study says energy drinks make kids energetic. However, the drinks apparently also contribute to increased hyperactivity and inattention.By Jake Godin | February 10, 2015
A new study says middle schoolers who drink sweetened energy drinks are more … well, energetic. But not in a good way.
According to this study by the Yale School of Public Health, middle-school children who drink these drinks are 66 percent more likely to exhibit hyperactivity or inattention symptoms. (Video via Yale University)
In 2011, more than 1,600 children from 12 Connecticut schools were surveyed. The children were in fifth, seventh and eighth grade, and their average age was 12.4 years old.