Effects Of Caffeine On People 's Lives

927 Words Apr 11th, 2016 4 Pages
Caffeine is a huge part of North American culture, it is consumed in coffee, teas, chocolate, energy drinks and many other goods. Coffee is the main source of caffeine, and is frequently consumed socially. Because people rely on this substance so heavily, its side effects are often speculated. People who tend to consume large amounts of caffeine notice shakiness, nervousness, irritability, and increased heart rate (Whiteman.) However, the positive effects are much greater, and some include decreased risk for oral and liver cancers, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, stroke and much more. Thankfully, there is overwhelming evidence to support that caffeine is much more of a benefit in people’s lives than a detriment.
Most people who consume caffeine have heard of its potential negative side effects, which without the thorough research can be worrisome. The well-known ones include shakiness, restlessness, insomnia, and some addictiveness and therefore withdrawal symptoms (Chawla.) Withdrawal symptoms are known to include headache, fatigue, drowsiness, depression, irritability, concentration difficulties, nausea, and vomiting. (Whiteman.) Also, frequent coffee drinkers may skip a cup in the evening because they had difficulties sleeping afterwards. Those who do more research on the subject may find some articles suggesting that caffeine consumption may negatively affect those with high blood pressure or diabetes (Brass.) For someone who does research only on the adverse effects of…
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