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Caffeine

Chemistry Of Caffeine, History, Sources, Pharmacological Effects, Teratogenic And Mutagenic Effects

Caffeine is an alkaloid found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and other natural foods. It is also a component of cola soft drinks. Caffeine has been a part of the human diet for many centuries and is one of the most widely used central nervous system stimulants worldwide. In recent years, research has raised questions about possible deleterious health effects of caffeine, but no definitive conclusions have been reached about the harmfulness of moderate amounts.


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