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Caffeine Affects Teens Differently

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(NBC) Caffeine may affect teenage girls and boys differently.

In a new study, researchers at the University of Buffalo found caffeine affected boys and girls the same -- but as they entered puberty -- young women had different heart rate and blood pressure reactions to the stimulant than young men.  They also found the young women experienced different reactions during their menstrual cycle -- which makes researchers think a hormonal factor may be at play.  
However, outside experts who reviewed the research say the findings are far from clear and more research is needed.
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