Childhood tics, caffeine

Tics (involuntary repeated spasms of a group of muscles, twitching) in children may sometimes be eliminated by removing caffeine from the diet. Tics impact up to 24 percent of children; medications given to control tics may have long-term adverse effects.
Pediatrics Electronic Pages 101(6)e4, 1998
Copyright 1998 Phylis A Austin

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