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Perspectives

Publication Date

5-1-2014

Abstract

This literature review examines the relationship between caffeine and various health effects. This paper will review the research on health risks related to caffeine consumption and weigh the balance between the risks and benefits that caffeine can provide. Although there are several risks correlated with caffeine consumption, this literature review highlights how the benefits may offset any potentials risks. The main benefits that will be discussed are enhancing physical performance, alertness, pain relief, reducing cognitive impairment, hydration, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

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