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Caffeine Is No Cause For Parental Worry. Someone Tell The Interviewer!

The Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Donald Hensrude tells CBS’ The Early Show that “people have tried to link caffeine and coffee intake with many serious diseases.” However, he insists, “there isn’t a strong association.” Prodded by anchor Jane Clayson’s leading questions (e.g. “You call it liquid candy, don’t you?”), Hensrude wasn’t as kind to carbonated soft drinks. Still, the CBS HealthWatch web site summarizes Hensrude’s research, saying that he “doesn’t believe drinking coffee will affect the health of children in a serious way.” Hensrude concludes his HealthWatch article by saying that “moderation is the key.” Nonetheless, Jane Clayson concluded her interview with Hensrude by urging viewers to “cut back on that coffee!”

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