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Help me to write a report to describe the effects of caffeine on the human body?

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layn | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2009 at 1:27 PM via web

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Help me to write a report to describe the effects of caffeine on the human body?

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mapriem | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 9, 2009 at 1:36 AM (Answer #1)

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As a Health teacher I can give you some information on what needs to be included. Make an outline of the following and do the research.  Include a brief history of the drug, caffeine and the ways it is introduced into the body through drugs, drink and food. Describe the physiological effects on the different body systems including the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Describe the pscho-behavioral effects on the brain and social aspects of human behavior.  Include information on the positive and negative effects according to the most current research.  Describe current trends in the use of this drug, and why you chose this topic.Check with the National Institue of Drug Abuse for more information

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 17, 2009 at 2:55 PM (Answer #2)

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Caffeine is an inorganic chemical substance found in many plants. Now it can also be manufactured synthetically.

Synthetic is present in small quantities in common beverages such as coffee and tea.

Taken in small quantities it acts as stimulant. In ancient time, tea was drank by Buddhist monk to overcome sleep. The caffeine achieves this stimulating effect by speeding up blood circulation. However, it can also cause headaches and digestive disorders, particularly when taken in larger quantities.

Caffeine is also used as medicine for stimulating heart and nervous system. Also it helps to recover from depression caused by alcohol, opium and some other drugs.

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