Navigation Links
Addictive effects of caffeine on kids being studied by UB neurobiologist
Date:12/30/2009

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Caffeine is a stimulant drug, although legal, and adults use it widely to perk themselves up: Being "addicted" to caffeine is considered perfectly normal.

But how strong is caffeine's appeal in young people who consume an abundance of soft drinks? What impact does acute and chronic caffeine consumption have on their blood pressure, heart rate and hand tremor?

Furthermore, does consuming caffeinated drinks during adolescence contribute to later use of legal or illicit drugs?

Jennifer L. Temple, PhD, a neurobiologist, assistant professor of exercise and nutrition sciences at the University at Buffalo and director of its Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory, is looking for answers to these three questions through a 4-year, $800,000 study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Her paper addressing the first question appears in the December 2009 issue of Behavioural Pharmacology, and is thought to be the first study to show a gender effect in the appeal of caffeinated soda in young people.

Given the effects of caffeine in adults, the researchers expected to see a difference between those who habitually consumed a lot of soft drinks, and those who consumed few. However, results showed that the difference was between boys and girls: The boys in the study worked harder and longer on a computer-based exercise to obtain caffeinated drinks.

Temple and colleagues now have completed the second part of the study -- a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study of the effects of caffeine on the teenagers' blood pressure, heart rate and hand tremor. Two papers currently are being written reporting the results.

The third, and perhaps the most important question in the study, focusing on the effect of caffeine consumption during adolescence on later use of legal or illegal drugs, is getting underway.

Temple's primary research interest is a behavior
'/>"/>

Contact: Lois Baker
ljbaker@buffalo.edu
716-645-4606
University at Buffalo
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Lip Balm Use Can Become Addictive
2. ASAM Calls for Care in the Use of, and the Prescribing of, Potentially Addictive Substances
3. New Mount Sinai research tracks effects of addictive drugs on brain
4. Study Suggests Sugar May Be Addictive
5. Resolving to Break an Addictive Habit?
6. Menthol Cigarettes the Most Addictive
7. Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive
8. Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive
9. New study may explain Vioxx side-effects
10. 13 percent of women stop taking breast cancer drug because of side effects, U-M study finds
11. Natural aorta grafts have few side effects for infection-prone patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 29, 2014 “China Surgical ... data on the China Surgical Generators market. The ... volume (in units) and average prices (in US ... Generators, Ultrasonic Generators and Argon Plasma Coagulation Generators. ... distribution shares data for each of these market ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Heights, MI (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... UHY, introduces the latest edition of UHY International Business ... provided by our members, on the most current business ... around the world. Issue 29 covers the following topics:, ... growth: Which industry sectors will thrive over the next ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... know it takes humans just milliseconds to look at someone,s ... a new study finds that certain facial features seem to ... The shape and size of the mouth, for example, appear ... are keys to attractiveness. The study findings suggest ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 Thousands of DePuy ... behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured by a ... to move forward in U.S. District Court, Northern District ... Order issued on July 18, 2014, U.S. District Judge ... by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee that sought the deposition ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Ticket Down is a dependable source for cheap ... the Sun Life Stadium in early September. The decades ... has is one that has continues to go on. With ... a consistent basis. The rivalry between South America nations, ... 2014 World Cup. To the delight of soccer aficionados ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Key Market Data on China Surgical Generators Market to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:Key Market Data on China Surgical Generators Market to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:Key Market Data on China Surgical Generators Market to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Uhy International Business Issue 29 Now Available 2Health News:Uhy International Business Issue 29 Now Available 3Health News:Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions 2Health News:Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in Federal Pinnacle Hip Implant Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in Federal Pinnacle Hip Implant Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in Federal Pinnacle Hip Implant Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 3
... , ... on COPD and Immuno-Therapeutic Cancer Treatment , ... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2009 -- Entest BioMedical, ... immuno-therapeutic treatment of cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and their potential to ...
... LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 Research conducted by the Center ... on the effects of a popular form of hyperbaric oxygen ... The "Randomized Trial of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Children with ... at 1.3 atmospheres of pressure, does not have a significant ...
... , ... At a time when health is a major concern for ... Pha-max, an internationally recognized company, has opened its doors in the United ... about their health and what better time to have options than now. ...
... , ... Advanced Vibration Exercise), a North American company, is expanding its cutting edge vibration exercise ... revolutionary vibration platforms, the Pro Elite, Air Reflex and Contour Plus, are now available ... ...
... ... child and family therapy pioneer B. Bryan Post is creating content ... emotional development for Miracle Industries, LLC., makers of the world-famous swadder ... will offer a valuable online resource for parents as well as ...
... Patrick, and Lieutenant Governor Murray , BOSTON, Nov. 9 ... P. McGovern (D-Worcester) called for all of the state,s hospitals ... their care. , "With 554,000 people in Massachusetts now ... Memorial Health Care in Worcester, "we have a problem that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Entest BioMedical, Inc. Discusses How Therapies in Development May Yield Lucrative Revenue Streams for the Company 2Health News:Entest BioMedical, Inc. Discusses How Therapies in Development May Yield Lucrative Revenue Streams for the Company 3Health News:Center for Autism and Related Disorders Study Finds Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Ineffective Treatment for Children with Autism 2Health News:Major Biotechnology Franchise Company Expands Rapidly Throughout the USA Amidst Mounting Health Concerns 2Health News:WAVE's Revolutionary Whole-Body Advanced Vibration Exercise Is Now Available in South America 2Health News:Attachment & Emotional Development Expert Teams Up with Miracle Industries, LLC. to Launch Valuable Parenting Resource 2Health News:Attachment & Emotional Development Expert Teams Up with Miracle Industries, LLC. to Launch Valuable Parenting Resource 3Health News:Attachment & Emotional Development Expert Teams Up with Miracle Industries, LLC. to Launch Valuable Parenting Resource 4Health News:McGovern and Project Bread Launch Hospital Hunger Initiative 2Health News:McGovern and Project Bread Launch Hospital Hunger Initiative 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... New Zealand , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... in Sweden has validated ... multiple vendor platforms and has associated volumetrically assessed ... in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention ... mammographic density: a tool for widespread breast cancer ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014  ALPHAEON Corporation ... healthcare and subsidiary of Strathspey Crown ... Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN) ® , a leading ... products for dry eye and macular ... transaction worth up to $55M. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 ... 2,5 Millionen £ investiert hat, um die ... Gesundheits-, Pharma- und Logistikbranche zu erfüllen. Albion ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140728/697982 ) ... OmPrompt sein beschleunigtes Wachstum mit Investitionen in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 4ALPHAEON Acquires PRN, A Leading Specialty Nutriceutical Company 2ALPHAEON Acquires PRN, A Leading Specialty Nutriceutical Company 3OmPrompt erhält Finanzierung für Marktexpansion von Kundenautomatisierungsmanagement 2
... PharmaMar SA (Grupo Zeltia, ZEL.MC) has announced ... for patients with solid tumors. PM060184 is a marine-derived, synthetically-produced ... in vivo antitumor activity and a favorable safety ... in clinical development. The trials will be performed ...
... Feb. 7, 2011 Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... discovering, developing, and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral ... the quarter ended December 31, 2010. ... ended December 31, 2010 compared to $0.3 million for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PharmaMar Commences Clinical Trial in U.S. with New Antitumor Product, PM060184 2Pharmasset Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Pharmasset Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Pharmasset Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Pharmasset Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Pharmasset Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6
Flexible rake retractor, 3 blunt prongs....
Bayonet dressing forceps serrated jaws...
Medpor Encophthalmos Wedge mimics the contour of the orbital floor and provides volume to restore the orbit to its normal shape and size....
Medpor 2/3 Orbit implants are designed to replace non load bearing bony structures in the orbital area....
Medicine Products: