Region 8 Researcher Looks at Effects of Caffeine on Children

MAY 15, 2006 - Posted at 7:54 a.m. CST

SEARCY, AR - A study on the effects of caffeine on children is being conducted at Harding University at Searcy.  The researcher conducting the study, associate professor Ken Turley, says there is little research on how caffeine affects young people.  The work will track a study begun earlier by Turley.  So far, he has found that caffeine elevates children's blood pressure but also lowers their heart rate during exercise.

Turley is using an $18,000 grant that is part of an effort by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to back research at undergraduate schools.

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