Artificial sweeteners are often a topic of debate about whether or not they are considered "healthy". Rumors and speculation often pepper media outlets and social media about different sweeteners and their potential effect they have on obesity, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases such neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's. As a non-user of artificial sweeteners, I never really put much thought into their effects until recently. While volunteering at Sloan's Lake Rehabilitation Center
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tingling sensation of a cola with your lunch, or relaxing in the afternoon over a cup of tea, all have similar ingredient caffeine. Caffeine has been consumed ever since the 2700 BC, with its conjunction in tea, for the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung. In 575 AD, the first use of coffee beans where in Africa where it was used as currency and food. Even more today, caffeine consumption has become an integral part of millions of people's daily lives. According to David Weaver, "Caffeine and theophylline are among