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One-year-olds drinking coffee? Well, as it turns out, it happens. A group of researchers found that while some parents are having their morning cup of joe, they are sharing the drink with their toddlers.
A study found that about 15 percent of Boston 2-year-olds drink coffee, and 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds were given the beverage.
The statistics about coffee consumption were discovered during a Boston Medical Center survey of 315 mothers and infants in the Boston area. Researchers studied infant weight gain and diet.
Researchers found that the toddlers were given between 1 and 4 ounces of coffee each day. (Video via Starbucks)
The trend could be associated with cultural practices. The study found that Hispanic mothers were more likely to give infants and toddlers the beverage. Girls were also given coffee more often than boys.
Previous studies discovered that children in Australia, Cambodia and Ethiopia sometimes drink coffee as well.
But young coffee drinkers might be in for more than a buzz. Coffee and caffeine consumption among children has been linked to depression, Type 1 diabetes, trouble sleeping, substance abuse and obesity.
A separate study has found that 2-year-olds who drink tea or coffee had triple the risk of obesity by the time they entered kindergarten.
The Boston study looked only at Massachusetts mothers with toddlers and infants, but researchers said the trend could hold true for the rest of the U.S. as well.
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A man was shot in an attempted robbery Thursday night in Rock Hill, officials said.
Around 8 p.m., the victim, 23, was sitting in a car in the 800 block of Finley Court with his friends when a black man came out of the bushes and approached the car.
The man, dressed in all black with a black ski mask, demanded money from them, police said.
During the attempted robbery, the man shot the victim in the shoulder. When the victim ran away from the car, he said the man fired his gun again.
Police spoke to a neighbor who said that after she heard two gunshots, a man knocked on her door and said that he had been shot.
When the man could not get help in the neighborhood, he called for help from the McDonald’s on South Cherry Road.
Police found two bullet holes in the victim’s car and a large amount of cash.
Police said that more than $2,000 was stolen.
Officials took the victim to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment.
The police are still investigating the attempted robbery.
The York County coroner was on scene of a fire with a fatality in York County.
PHOTOS: Scene of deadly York County fire
The fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. Friday at a mobile home in the 2500 block of Catawba Church Road in the Lesslie area.
The York County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was there within two minutes, but the home was fully engulfed.
The victim was inside the home, but the deputy and and EMS worker were not able to get the person out.
Channel 9 has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates to this developing story.
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