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Caffeine Addiction
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    rusty is offline Junior Member
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    Default Caffeine Addiction

    This may be of interest...
    My husband used to get a headache at the same time every Saturday morning and it took us ages to figure out what was causing it. Turns out it was a caffeine withdrawal headache - something as simple as lying in instead of rushing off to work with a cup of coffee in one hand was enough to trigger it off. Treatment?? - a flat white instead of Tylenol!!

    Yes, You Really Do Need That Coffee
    Wed Sep 29, 2004 04:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's official -- you really do need that coffee in the morning and if you don't get it, you really are in withdrawal, researchers said on Wednesday.
    As little as one cup of coffee a day can produce caffeine addiction, researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said.

    "Caffeine is the world's most commonly used stimulant, and it's cheap and readily available so people can maintain their use of caffeine quite easily," said Roland Griffiths, a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience who led a review of 170 years' worth of studies on caffeine.

    "The latest research demonstrates, however, that when people don't get their usual dose they can suffer a range of withdrawal symptoms, including headache, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. They may even feel like they have the flu with nausea and muscle pain."

    Griffiths and colleagues are pressing for caffeine addiction to be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, considered the bible of mental disorders, as well as other references.

    He and Laura Juliano of American University in Washington looked at 57 experimental studies and nine surveys to validate what any coffee drinker could have told them -- missing that daily cup causes fatigue, grumpiness and often severe headache.

    Experiments have shown that 50 percent of people got headaches when their java was taken away and 13 percent were sick enough to lose time at work.

    Writing in the October issue of the journal Psychopharmacology, Griffiths and Juliano also said it was possible to free oneself of caffeine addiction.

    "We teach a systematic method of gradually reducing caffeine consumption over time by substituting decaffeinated or non-caffeinated products. Using such a method allows people to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms," Griffiths said.

    In North America, 80 percent to 90 percent of adults drink caffeine regularly. Average daily intake in the United States is about 280 milligrams, found in one to two mugs of coffee or three to five cans of soft drink.

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    john_M is offline New Member
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    its sounds good that caffeinated products replaced by decaffeinated or non-caffeinated is necessary to replace because caffeine addiction is almost available in all the people. it create various problems like heart diseases,high blood pressure.

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    Miles is offline Member
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    Griffiths and colleagues are pressing for caffeine addiction to be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, considered the bible of mental disorders, as well as other references.
    Holy cow! Another "mental disorder" for the DSM! Griffiths and colleagues should be cerebrally de-caffeinated for such foolishness!

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    caffeineaddiction1 is offline New Member
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    Default How can Caffeine Addiction cause an energy rise in your body.

    Caffeine is currently of the most consumed substances in the world nowadays, but many people ignore caffeine effects in the body, especially when a person suffers caffeine addiction or abuses of it somehow.

    In this article I would like to point out the most negative caffeine effects on your body and what caffeine energy produces on your body, as well as mentioning some special facts about caffeine addiction.

    Drinking various cups of coffees in a day is not good at all, especially if we drink it in the late afternoon or night, because the caffeine will stay in our bodies for up to eight hours, which affects our sleep.

    Caffeine also affects the levels of cortisol in the body, leading to more cravings for carbohydrates and fats and mass weight onto our stomachs; abdominal fat causes bigger health risks than other kinds of fat. However, if you drink coffee in the morning and exercise straight afterwards, it can help you to burn fat 30 percent more efficiently than without taking it, because it helps to keep blood sugar levels up, making us less hungry.

    Caffeine energy is understood as the energy that people usually experience when they consume caffeine. Caffeine energy usually gives our energy levels a temporary increase, but after it disappears we may suffer mild depression and start feeling lethargy, making it harder to exercise. So in other words, caffeine energy causes a quick improvement in our energy levels but it is just temporary and will cause an energy decrease afterwards making it hard for us to exercise.

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