Too much coffee and stress can lead to hallucinations, La Trobe University study warns

Herald Sun:

A La Trobe University study has found stressed people who have consumed five cups of coffee can exhibit signs of hallucination.

Professor Simon Crowe from the School of Psychological Sciences examined the effect of stress and caffeine on 92 participants.

Prof Crowe found stressed people who had consumed about 200mg of caffeine during the day were more likely to imagine hearing things.

“What we did is we brought people into the lab while listening to White Christmas and then told them we were going to play some white noise,” he told mX.

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James D. Lane and his colleagues in the Duke University in Durham, of the North Carolina found that the effects of caffeine, apparently, persist until the person is going away to sleep, although do not consume caffeine after the 1: 00 p.m. In addition, any condition that lesbian the influence of stress could also migrant by caffeine.

Given the prolonged effect of caffeine, they indicate that the regular consumption of the substance could contribute to the risk of developing heart disease. In the people with diabetes type II, frequently associated to the obesity, stress can irritating the condition when influencing the way in which the body regulates the sugar of the blood.

The investigator added that the people with sufferings related to stress, like the circle of posttraumatic stress or the social anxiety, could also experience adverse effects with the caffeine consumption. Any circle related to stress could migrant by caffeine.

A few weeks ago on its website Findrxonline noted that In the United States, near the 85 percent of the adults they consume caffeine to newspaper, in form of coffee, tea or drinks smooth. In this study, the participants, 47 regular drinkers of coffee consumed 500 milligrams of caffeine, in form of two tablets. This amount of caffeine is almost equivalent to the contained one in four small cups (eight ounces) of coffee. The second tablet took it not after the 1: 00 p.m.

Each participant took the tablets from caffeine during a day of work and the inactive tablets during another day of work and the stress was registered frequently felt that degree. The participants never knew if the tablets contained caffeine or placebo. The investigators registered the sanguineous pressure and the cardiac frequency of the participants and the amount of certain substances excreted in tinkle it that.

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