Understanding Caffeine: A Biobehavioral Analysis

Understanding Caffeine: A Biobehavioral Analysis

by Jack E. James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803971826

ISBN-13: 9780803971820

Pub. Date: 04/17/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive substance in the world, and one of the widest-traded commodities in the forms of coffee, tea and cola soft drinks. But is consumption of caffeine safe in terms of physical and mental health?

Addressing this question, the author of this volume traces how caffeine consumption evolved as well as how caffeine is absorbed,

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Overview

Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive substance in the world, and one of the widest-traded commodities in the forms of coffee, tea and cola soft drinks. But is consumption of caffeine safe in terms of physical and mental health?

Addressing this question, the author of this volume traces how caffeine consumption evolved as well as how caffeine is absorbed, distributed and metabolized in our bodies. He then discusses the effects of caffeine on: psychomotor and cognitive performance; psychological well-being; blood pressure and cardiovascular health; carcinogenic potentials; pregnancy and perinatal health; athletic performance; and diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The book concludes with an examination of the issue

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803971820
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/17/1997
Series:
Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology Series, #2
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction
Preface
1Caffeine: The Drug and Its Use1
2Pharmacology and Toxicology of Caffeine14
3Psychopharmacology of Caffeine35
4Caffeine and Psychopathology58
5Caffeine and Cardiovascular Health80
6Caffeine and Cancer103
7Caffeine, Pregnancy, and Perinatal Health116
8Beneficial Uses of Caffeine133
9Overview: Is Caffeine a Drug of Abuse?147
References159
Index220
About the Author227

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