A Biobehavioral Analysis
- Jack E. James - Reykjavik University, Iceland, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia, University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia
Drugs & Behavior | Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine | Substance Abuse Counselling
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 of whether or not caffeine is a drug of abuse, and whether or not there is a safe level of caffeine consumption.