NORFOLK, Va. – A recent CBS News report revealed coffee drinks are being served in some high schools across the country, but how young is too young to consume coffee and caffeinated beverages?
“Avoid caffeine and coffee until young adulthood,” said News 3 medical expert Dr. Ryan Light. “Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is the world’s most widely-consumed psychoactive drug and should be avoided for as long as possible during brain development. The full development of the brain is not complete until young adulthood.”