Caffeine: Consumption, Side Effects and Impact on Performance and Mood


Aimée S. Tolley (Editor)

Series: Food and Beverage Consumption and Health
BISAC: HEA048000

Caffeine is a natural substance that is present in over 60 plant species. Alternative names include theine, guaranine and mateine. It is consumed by humans in the form of beverages such as coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. Coffee was first discovered in Arabia during the 9th century was originally cultivated in Ethiopia. Tea was first drunk in China and cacao was discovered in South America.

During the 15th century, coffee became popular all over the world. The most common species of coffee are Coffea arabica (Arabica coffee) and Coffea canephora (Robusta coffee), which respectively account for 80-90% and 10-20% of worldwide production. Coffee is the product which contains the highest and most variable quantity of caffeine in the human diet. This book discusses more about the consumption of caffeine, the side effects it may have on the human body, and its impact of an individual’s performance and mood once consumed. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Too Late for Tea Time? The Potential of Use of Caffeine for Health in the Elderly (pp. 1-18)
E. Paul Cherniack (The Geriatrics institute, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami and the Bruce W. Carter Miami VA Medical Center)

Chapter 2 – Caffeine Facilitates Conditioned Operant Responses Associated with Self-Administration of High Fat Foods in Rats (pp. 19-34)
Xiu Liu (Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, US)

Chapter 3 – Caffeine: Forms of Consumption, Toxicity, Therapeutic Effects and Their Use in Medicine (pp. 35-88)
A. Martín, E. Montial, M. Iturbe, A. Quintano, B. Fernández-Miret, M. Prieto, H. Barrasa, S. Castaño, E. Jiménez, F. J. Maynar, N. Ruiz, E. Corral, G. Balziskueta, S. Cabañes and F. Fonseca (Intensive Care Medicine Department, Álava University Hospital. Associate professor “Hospital Virtual Miguel Gutierrez”, Medical University of the Basque Country, Spain and others)

Chapter 4 – Caffeine Modulation of Alcohol Intake: Impact on Its Psychomotor Effects and Withdrawal (pp. 89-112)
M. Correa, N. San Miguel, L. López-Cruz, P. Bayarri, L Monferrer and J. D. Salamone (Àrea de Psicobiologia, Campus de Riu Sec, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5 – Regulation Mechanism of Caffeine on Glucose Transport and Upstream Signaling Pathways in Skeletal Muscle (pp. 113-138)
Tatsuro Egawa, Satoshi Tsuda, Taku Hamada, Katsumasa Goto and Tatsuya Hayashi (Laboratory of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, and others)

Chapter 6 – Utilization Efficiency Improvement of Tea Leaves‘ Biological Potential as a Result of SC-CO2 Pretreatment (pp. 139-202)
F. M. Gumerov, Truong Nam Hung, F. N. Shamsetdinov, Z. I. Zaripov, F. R. Gabitov and B. Le Neindre (Каzan National Research Technological University, Kazan, Russia, and others)


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