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Chapter 1

Caffeine and Nutrition: an Overview

Caffeine is extracted on a large scale from the plant Coffea arabica(Figure 1.1(A)), which originated in Ethiopia and spread to other regions of the world between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries A.D. The daily consumption of caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine; Figure 1.1(B)) is common in modern s...

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Print publication date
03 Sep 2012
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2012
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978-1-84973-367-0
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978-1-84973-475-2
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978-1-78262-621-3