Can Coffee Really Stunt Growth?

It is a common belief by many that coffee stunts growth. This is primarily the reason why kids are not allowed to drink coffee. But is it true?

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Research suggests mostly no. There are a few health risks to caffeine that should be considered before drinking it. But in terms of height, there isn’t any real scientific evidence that coffee, or caffeine in general, has an actual adversarial effect.

So if scientific studies do not back up this claim, where did this belief come from? The answer goes back in the early 1900s, from the series of ads for Postum, a popular caffeine-free beverage.

Learn more about this over at Discover Magazine.

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