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Chapter 14

Caffeine and the Brain: An Overview

Present in more than 60 known species of plants, caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) is certainly the most consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Dietary sources of caffeine consist of different kinds of coffee and teas, chocolate, energy drinks and chewing gums. In addition, caffeine enters i...
Print publication date: 03 Sep 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-367-0
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-475-2
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-621-3