Have you ever wondered if your little one can have tea? Well, to learn more about tea and whether it is good for kids, consider reading our post below. Here, MomJunction has compiled some valuable information on the subject.
Doctors said a teen's bid to lose weight by drinking tea left her with serious health complications, including acute hepatitis. In a new case study in the British Medical Journal Case Reports, the unidentified patient came to her doctor with nausea, joint pain and nonspecific abdominal pains. Physicians gave the teen antibiotics, thinking she had a minor infection and sent her home.
For caffeine consumers and teetotalers alike, the news was shocking: A South Carolina teenager died after drinking a cafe latte, a large Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink in two hours. He collapsed at his high school in late April. Which is why the suspected cause of death — a caffeine-induced cardiac event triggering a probable arrhythmia — has renewed discussion about adolescents and caffeine.
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed caffeinated beverages in the world. This is largely due to its energizing effects, as well as its great taste and aroma. In fact, US adults aged 18—65 drink more coffee than any other caffeinated beverage, including energy drinks, tea and soda.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages caffeine intake for children and young adults. Caffeine is a drug that naturally occurs in the leaves and seeds of many plants. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, causing increased alertness.
By Camilla Turner. It is the drink of choice for the health-conscious, but doctors have warned of the hidden dangers of green tea after a teenage girl who drank three cups a day for three months contracted acute hepatitis. The year-old complained to her GP of dizziness, nausea, stomach and joint pains.