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Caffeine affects boys and girls differently

Kids are consuming more caffeine than ever, and a new study shows that its effects on heart rate and blood pressure are different for boys and girls before and after puberty.
The findings also suggest that menstrual cycles can change the way caffeine affects girls.

“We found an interaction between gender and caffeine dose, with boys having a greater response to caffeine than girls, as well as interactions between pubertal phase, gender, and caffeine dose, with gender differences present in post-pubertal, but not in pre-pubertal, participants,” says Jennifer Temple, an associate professor of exercise and nutrition sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Full story at Futurity.

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