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How does creatine affect kids who use it?

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Despite the popularity of creatine among young people, there's been little research conducted on children under age 18. Of those studies, a few have suggested a positive effect but the overall evidence is inconclusive. One study showed teenage swimmers performed better after taking creatine. Another showed it helped high school soccer players sprint, dribble, and jump more effectively.

From: An Overview of Creatine Supplements WebMD Medical Reference

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U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Creatine."

Holland-Hall, C. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Lattavo, A. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Laos, C. . October 2006. Adolescent Medicine Clinics

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on December 12, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Creatine."

Holland-Hall, C. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Lattavo, A. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Laos, C. . October 2006. Adolescent Medicine Clinics

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on December 12, 2018

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