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CHAPTER 23

Potential Negative Effects of Caffeine Consumption on Health

Caffeine is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world and it is known to have a variety of behavioral and physiological effects via antagonistic interaction with the adenosine receptors A1 and A2A, stimulating the central nervous system, and leading to increased alertness, wellbeing and mental focus. Although moderate intake is not believed to cause any considerable harm due to its unsurpassable level of consumption in the world, caution may be warranted with respect to certain biological systems until the evidence of proof shows otherwise. Potential adverse effects of caffeine on health will be approached in this chapter.

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Print publication date
31 Jan 2019
Copyright year
2019
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-497-7
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-502-8