Energy Drinks On The Body Essay

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The impact of Energy Drinks on the body

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Summary:
Energy drinks are very popular beverages, largely consumed by people for boosting their energy levels. However, energy drinks contain large concentrations of caffeine, which can cause many long term effects on the body. This reports highlights the history, origin and caffeine content present in different popular brands of energy drinks. Additionally, the report also highlights the long term effects of caffeine on the body.

Table of Contents:

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1. Introduction 3
2. CT scans for detecting Head fractures 3
3. Comparison between different imaging techniques 6
4. Quantitative and Qualitative CT 7
5. Conclusions 9
6. References 10 1. Introduction:
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Fat is the secondary fuel in the body, while glycogen is the primary fuel. However, a large concentration of fat in the blood stream, leads to a rapid utilization of fats as a fuel, thus sparing glycogen, which then leads to greater endurance and stamina, while exercising (Warren et al., 2010).

5. Long term effect of caffeine:
• Caffeine is very addictive, when used for prolonged periods of time. The body quickly becomes acclimatized to its daily dose of caffeine, and decreasing caffeine amounts could lead to withdrawal symptoms.
• Caffeine consumption can improve blood pressure, especially in those who are already suffering from hypertension.
• Some people experience insomnia if consuming high caffeine doses
• Large amount of caffeine intake can cause adrenal rush leading to many side-effects like burnout, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mood swings etc.
• A review by Griffin and Maughan (2003) has also stated that caffeine has a diuretic effect on the body, leading to excessive fluid loss in form of urine. This could ultimately lead to dehydration.
• Caffeine inhibited the collagen formation on the skin, in long-term users (Donejko et al., 2014)

6. References:
1. Chad J.R, Strain EC, Griffiths RR. 2009. Caffeinated energy drinks—A growing problem
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Echeverri Darío, Félix R. Montes, Mariana Cabrera, Angélica Galán, and Angélica Prieto, “Caffeine's Vascular Mechanisms of Action,” International Journal of Vascular Medicine, vol. 2010, Article ID 834060, 10 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/834060
3. Ribeiro JA, Sebastlao AM. Caffeine and adenosine. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;20 Suppl 1:S3-15. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2010-1379.
4. Maughan RJ, Griffin J. Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2003 Dec;16(6):411-20.
5. Warren GL, Park ND, Maresca RD, McKibans KI, Millard-Stafford ML .2010. Effect of caffeine ingestion on muscular strength and endurance: a meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Jul;42(7):1375-87.
6. Donejko, M., Przylipiak, A., Rysiak, E., Głuszuk, K., & Surażyński, A. (2014). Influence of caffeine and hyaluronic acid on collagen biosynthesis in human skin fibroblasts. Drug Design, Development and Therapy, 8, 1923–1928.

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