McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


Caffeine is a stimulant that speeds up your central nervous system. It is the world’s most popular drug. Caffeine occurs naturally in products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and cola soft drinks, and is added to a variety of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including cough, cold and pain remedies. Energy drinks may contain both naturally occurring and added caffeine.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Latté Insight into Caffeine

Video overview about caffeine

This video explores the general concept of caffeine, how it makes you feel and provides some tips to avoid overconsumption.

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Caffeine Dependence

Video about caffeine dependence

This video outlines what caffeine is, how it effects the human body, its molecular mechanism and research findings.

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