Essay On Caffeine Addiction

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Caffeine Addiction

I grew up drinking caffeine; from Gurana soda to Starbucks, the consumption of caffeine has been a daily part of my life. Most days I roll out of bed and sit down for a steaming cup of coffee with vanilla creamer, honey, and brown sugar. My buddy Mike sits across from me drinking a large mug almost black. Before I walk out the door I shove four, maybe five, Dr.Peppers in my bag and walk out the door. After I finish my first class I stop at the local coffee shop for a Chai tea latte. I drink a few cans of soda at work before heading home. When I get home I kick off my shoes and put water on the stove and have tea before bed. Maybe it’s the culture of my family. My grandmother is Brazilian and my mother has been a caffeine addict since college. Maybe being pre-exposed to caffeine has lead up to this, but I can safely say I am a caffeine addict, I know it and I’m not alone. About 90% of Americans consume caffeine every day (Stoppler). Coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, and apples contain a common ingredient that modern day society thrives on: caffeine. Caffeine has become a huge part of pop
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Although people have been drinking and eating caffeine products for hundreds of years there has not been much exploration into the effects of caffeine on the body and how it changes body function. This can be a problem. As scientists begin to explore the effects of caffeine, caffeinated products are becoming more and more integrated into the lives of kids and teens. (Temple) Caffeine is the most commonly used stimulant in the world (Nehlig) yet we have no idea how it effects the development of children and adolescents. Some studies have been done for the household myths such as the notion that coffee stunts your growth and that children are more sensitive to caffeine, but both of these are false and show little on how caffeine effects childhood development. (Kollmorgen, Lauren, Chau,

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