In response to a recent MomsTeam article
reporting on the American Academy of Pediatrics' clinical report on
sports and energy drinks, a reader, a high school cross-country
coach, suggesting that youth athletes tolerated sports drinks less well than water. We wondered whether he was right. MomsTeam's youth sports hydration
expert, Dr. Susan Yeargin, says no: tolerance is a question of liquid volume and workout intensity, not drink composition.