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Beware the Perils of Caffeine Withdrawal


Rockstar energy drinksCNN is running an article on the notorious effects of caffeine withdrawal, a problem that seems to be affecting an increasing number of people. Citing numerous reasons why people might need to cut back on their caffeine intake (pregnancy, pre-surgery requirements, etc), the story notes a significant number of people who are simply unable to quit.

Todd is among the estimated 80 to 90 percent of North American adults and children who consume caffeine products every day. Experts estimate about half that number will experience headaches and other symptoms from caffeine withdrawal syndrome.

I drink a decent amount of caffeine every day, and I definitely suffer from nasty withdrawal symptoms without my fix.

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One Response to “Beware the Perils of Caffeine Withdrawal”

  1. Maki says:

    Caffeine withdrawal systems are in the same group as nicotine withdrawal symptoms. While not as bad as the symptoms observed when people try to stop using drugs after having used them for prolonged periods of time, they can be quite substantial.

    In the end, however, it’s all about willpower.

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