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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Apr 27, 2017

Yes! Finally an episode dedicated entirely to caffeine! And just how wonderful it is. ...and how wonderful it may not be. In this installment of BrainWaves, you'll hear about how fantastic and how frightful this chemical can be. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Yes, caffeine can be toxic. But so is water. Be smart, do your homework, and remember this is just a podcast--not a guideline for pharmacological management. REFERENCES 1. Nawrot P, Jordan S, Eastwood J, Rotstein J, Hugenholtz A, Feeley M. Effects of caffeine on human health. Food Addit Contam. 2003;20:1-30 2. Ferre S. An update on the mechanisms of the psychostimulant effects of caffeine. J Neurochem. 2008;105:1067-1079 3. Park CA, Kang CK, Son YD, Choi EJ, Kim SH, Oh ST, et al. The effects of caffeine ingestion on cortical areas: Functional imaging study. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014;32:366-371 4. Martin ED, Buno W. Caffeine-mediated presynaptic long-term potentiation in hippocampal ca1 pyramidal neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2003;89:3029-3038 5. Ribeiro JA, Sebastiao AM. Caffeine and adenosine. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;20 Suppl 1:S3-15 6. Pelchovitz DJ, Goldberger JJ. Caffeine and cardiac arrhythmias: A review of the evidence. The American journal of medicine. 2011;124:284-289