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Caffeine Addiction : The Legal Drug to Which our Society is Addicted

INTRODUCTION
As America quickly become the most unhealthy nation with approximately sixty-eight percent of adults over twenty classified as overweight or obese, citizens still choose to not find out what they are consuming and how their eating choices can affect their bodies (United States, Behavioral Effects of Caffeine in Children). When examining health, aspects such as calories, weight, and fitness levels are all inspected. Other factors such as the everyday drug that up to ninety percent of people around the world consume in one form or another need to be addressed in an inspection of the national health (“Caffeine” Health Education). Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant than modifies mood and can be found addictive (“Caffeine” Health Education). American’s average daily intake of caffeine is two hundred and eighty milligrams (“Caffeine” Alcohol and Tobacco). Many people consume much more than that; they are addicted. Caffeine is a drug common in our society that brings negatively affects the the consumer both mentally and physically and the true facts of the substance’s affects stay concealed such as how it affects the heart, brain, and other organs of adults, children, and animals alike.
BACKGROUND
A white powder film when dehydrated, Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant found in coffee, tea, cacao, and kola (“Caffeine” Alcohol and Tobacco). American’s cannot deny their addiction to caffeine. Two Hundred and eighty milligrams is the average intake for American adults and fifty one percent of adults drink coffee daily (“Caffeine” Alcohol and Tobacco). This high intake once consumed can have lasting effects for four to six hours (“Caffeine” Health Education). Although often associated with the new age of...

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