A widely consumed xanthine alkaloid first isolated by Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge in 1820, which functions as a psychoactive stimulant. Caffeine is typically found in sodas, teas, and coffees, as well as a wide variety of other sources.

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Does drinking coffee reduce breast size?

A study of 300 women done in the UK says that drinking 3 cups of coffee per day can cause a woman's breasts to shrink by an average of 17%. drinking three or more cups a day was enough to cause a ...
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Does chocolate have caffeine?

Chocolate doesn't have caffeine according to this Snopes thread. Wikipedia stated that chocolate has it: [Cocoa solids] also contain alkaloids such as theobromine, phenethylamine and caffeine. ...
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Is there a conspiracy to prevent testing of the actual caffeine content of energy drinks in the United States?

Someone I know has been talking about how there is a huge factory in China that supplies the US with a significant fraction of its annual caffeine import, and that supposedly no one is allowed to ...
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Is decaffeinated coffee bad for health?

Apparently, some decaffeination processes (the "direct method", for example) use solvents or other chemicals that don't sound very healthy (dichloromethane "is the least toxic of the simple ...
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Does Red Bull contain as much energy as 10 coffees?

You often hear people saying Red Bull contains a lot more energy than an ordinary coffee. Specifically I heard mention a few times that Red Bull contains 10 times the amount of energy than an ordinary ...
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Is there a correlation between coffee (or caffeine) and auditory hallucinations?

The news is full of claims today that 5 cups of coffee a day is enough to cause auditory hallucination. Professor Simon Crowe, of La Trobe University in Melbourne... ‘The combination of ...
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Does caffeine later in the day affect quality of sleep?

My wife is often telling me that drinking coffee later in the day will lower my "quality of sleep." Is this so? For an example of a bit beefier of a source for this claim, consider THIS blog post, ...
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Does tea contain as much ( or more ) caffeine as coffee?

This question arose from my personal experience - after quitting coffee, I switched to drinking tea ( a lot of tea ). One day there was no tea, and I had a terrible headache, similar to the first days ...
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Does coffee cause children to grow slower?

One of the things claimed by several adults when I was little is that coffee would stop me from growing so I wasn't allowed to drink it, is there any truth to that claim? It doesn't seem completely ...