publication . Article . 2011

Energy Drinks and the Neurophysiological Impact of Caffeine

Leeana Aarthi Bagwath Persad;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2011 Journal: Frontiers in Neuroscience, volume 5 (eissn: 1662-4548, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Abstract
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive stimulant with prevalent use across all age groups. It is a naturally occurring substance found in the coffee bean, tea leaf, the kola nut, cocoa bean. Recently there has been an increase in energy drink consumption leading to caffeine abuse, with aggressive marketing and poor awareness on the consequences of high caffeine use. With caffeine consumption being so common, it is vital to know the impact caffeine has on the body, as its effects can influence cardio-respiratory, endocrine, and perhaps most importantly neurological systems. Detrimental effects have being described especially since an over consumption of ca...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: General Neuroscience, Energy Drinks, Neurophysiology, adenosine receptors, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Neuroscience, Review Article, Caffeine, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, COCOA BEAN, food.food, food, Poison control, Stimulant, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Age groups, business.industry, business, Tea leaf, Coffee bean, Physiology, High caffeine
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