Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002720
Title: Awareness on the effects of caffeine among students - A survey
Category: Pharmacology
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    Introduction: Caffeine acts as a natural stimulant by activating central nervous system mainly in concentration, memory enhancement, and physical performance improvement. Chronic caffeine consumption lowers the risk rate of developing neurogenerative diseases. The main aim of this study is to create awareness on the effects of caffeine among students. Materials and Methods: The questionnaire-based study was carried out online through a SurveyPlanet link about 350 participants. The participants who undertook the survey were undergraduate students of various medical and dental colleges. A total of 30 questions were given and it was based on to detect the awareness of the effects of caffeine on the body, addiction of caffeine intake, and its withdrawal symptoms. Based on the responses from the subjects, statistical analysis was performed and the results were tabulated systematically. Results: Around 78.9% were found to admit that they consume caffeine, among which around 69.8% preferred to consume in the form of coffee/tea, 27.1% in the form of Coke/Pepsi, etc., and 3.1% as energy drinks such as Redbull and Monster Energy. 44.3% of the subjects believed that it was habitual and only 9% believed they are addicted to caffeine and 15.4% don’t know the reason why they are taking caffeine. 65.4% of the subjects stated that they will limit their caffeine consumption after going through this questionnaire and participating in this survey. Conclusion: Caffeine has been demonstrated to increment sharpness as well as alertness level of the individual and has preference among the students. Uncontrolled admission of caffeine may cause unfavorable impacts, for which there is a need to keep a check on the admission of caffeine. More research might be required to edify the general public on the consumption of caffeine and its antagonistic impacts for the well-being of the society.

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    V. P. R. B. Ranjith Raj 1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Mrs. R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, SIMATS, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    V. P. R. B. Ranjith Raj 1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

    Title:Awareness on the effects of caffeine among students - A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Sept [ Special Issue 1 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2692-2695)
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    Methodology:Questionnaire-based study
    Research Materials:Caffeine

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Addiction Caffeine Withdrawal symptoms

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