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Is Caffeine Hazardous To Our Health?

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Any substance, even water, can be toxic in large amounts.

Caffeine, like cocaine, is an analeptic- a central nervous system stimulator. However it is considered a low grade drug and does have legitimate medical uses, such as in tension headaches and athletics.
Caffeine does cause dependency, and the DSM considers 9-30% of of users may be dependent- it also causes withdrawl in heavy users. It can cause intoxication, whose symptoms resemble a panic attack. It can also cause anxiety and sleep deprivation.

Symptoms of caffeine intoxication include restlessness, diuresis, flushed face, insomnia, muscle twitches, diarrhea, and even tachycardia.

it has been linked to birth defects if consistently consumed in amounts over 200mg per day by pregnant women.

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it makes you smaller

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It stunts growth and I you have to much caffein then yes it's dangerous remember caffeine is a drug and needs to be served on small amounts

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Good question. One day they say yes one day they say no I hope there's a good answer.

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Caffeine overworks the nervous system. Excitement does the same. Excitement tends to make us tired so when we stop being excited we rest. With caffeine we can't stop until it is eliminated by the body so it makes us exhausted. Continuous exhaustion wears out the body because there is no way to rest and rejuvenate.

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Here is a link from the Mayo Clinic regarding caffeine use. Caffeine has many benefits, but some people are more sensitive to the negative effects and those people should avoid large doses or even all caffeine. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/NU00600

And then there is this: "A large observational study recently found that people who drink coffee appear to have a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes." (Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine-and-blood-sugar/MY01070)

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In excess like anything else. It is classified as an addictive drug. Legal but still addictive.

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There is nothing wrong with addiction per se. Addiction only becomes a problem if the negative aspects of the addiction outweigh the positive. Many people are addicted to caffeine, but never reach that tipping point. It is an addiction that doesn't seem to make the addict crave more and more of the drug -- only regular use. And withdrawals are generally no worse than a headache.
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