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Is #caffeinated #soda bad for children's #brain development? If so, which specific intellectual capacity is affected? It is a question that many parents and caregivers are asking daily but there is no clear guideline 1/n
Using the #ABCDstudy data, we addressed the question in this work, “Daily caffeinated soda intake is associated with impaired working memory and higher impulsivity in children” 2/n
Some soda contains #caffeine (Coca Cola, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, etc). The physical side effects of caffeinated soda such as obesity have been well documented and the short-term effects of caffeine consumption (mostly in adults) are well known. 3/n
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Check out this foundational work led by @hertinglab @Devel_Brain_Lab on pubertal development in the baseline #ABCDstudy data! Particularly innovative means of comparing self-reports and hormone levels. Buckle up, this 🧵 will also link you to a few bonus articles on puberty. 1/
Led by @cecily_cardew, a stellar international team of puberty scholars wrote a researcher's guide to using puberty baseline data in the #ABCDstudy, which you can find detailed in her wonderful tweetorial and also read the preprint (under review). 2/
Relatedly: in our TAG study cohort, led by @24michelle we have looked at the different ways of measuring puberty (for instance, self-report of physical development using words or line drawings vs. hormones in saliva or hair). 3/
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