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NSU Pediatrician Interviewed on Fox News Studio B about Over-caffeinated Kids

Deborah Mulligan, M.D., executive director of Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Child Health Policy.

Deborah Mulligan, M.D., executive director of NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy, was interviewed in December by Fox News Studio B anchor Shepherd Smith as a pediatric expert on a story about a recently released study showing that American children are consuming too much caffeine. The study, titled “Caffeine Consumption in Young Children,” showed that 75 percent of kids drink caffeinated beverages daily, which causes them to lose sleep, impacting their academic performance. It was authored by five researchers and published in the December issue of The Journal of Pediatrics.

Mulligan told Smith that soft drinks and other caffeinated beverages contain sugars that add to the problem of childhood obesity. Children consuming too many of these drinks have trouble sleeping, which leads to irritability and lack of concentration, she said. Mulligan added that these beverages replace good nutrition, and that parents and teachers should monitor a child’s intake to make sure they are not consuming too much. Drinking it occasionally as a “treat” is ok.

To see the nationally televised interview, please visit http://video.foxnews.com/v/4467072/over-caffeinated-kids