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  1. 1. CAFFEINE Bryan Walther
  2. 2.  Caffeine has been discovered in the Stone Age. Cave men dicovered chewing the seeds, bark, or leaves of certain plants eased fatigue and made a person feel happier. Much later, the Chinese found that the caffeine’s effect was increased by dunking the plants in hot water.
  3. 3. Classification Legality  Analeptic  Caffeine is legal in the U.S. (Did you have your coffee today?)
  4. 4.  1,3,7-trimethylxanthine  Trimethylxanthine  Methyltheobromine  7-methyltheophylline  Theine  Mateine  Guaranine Scientific Names Other Names
  5. 5. Long and Short Term Problems  Small doses help someone concentrate  Larger doses do the opposite  Dizziness and disoriented  Weak  Unpleasant  Headaches  Boredom of doing something whenever you want to concentrate  Can't do one thing for long period of time
  6. 6. Effect on the body  Heart rate increases, pupils dilate, muscles tighten up, and glucose is released into the blood stream for extra energy  Studies show that caffeine ingestion prior to exercising extended endurance in moderately strenuous aerobic activity
  7. 7. Common Cures for Addiction  Best treatment for caffeine addiction is to limit or eliminate the intake of caffeine  No other treatment is very effective
  8. 8. Cites  caffeine-on-the-body.php  21/the_health_dangers_of_caffeine.html?cat= 5  