Event Title

Understanding Daily Caffeine Consumption and its effects on College Student's GPA

Poster Number

001

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D

College

College of Education

Department

Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

Rutledge

Start Date

20-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2018 2:00 PM

Description

The purpose of this review of literature is to examine the effects of caffeine on college students’ health and how the daily consumption of caffeine can impact a student’s overall GPA. Caffeine is a crystalline compound that can be found in most products today, especially coffee, that stimulates the body’s central nervous system (CNS). Through several studies, there has been observation of the negative effects of caffeine, such as sleep deprivation, caffeine intoxication, and caffeine withdrawal once it is no longer ingested daily. Through this review, there were findings of how caffeine specifically affects college students, who are reported to consume the most caffeinated products. Through these results, it was found that the effects of daily caffeine consumption can cause anxiety, depression, and excessive stress. These findings lead to the conclusion that caffeinated products do not have a correlation to better grades or higher GPAs in college students. However, the results do suggest that college students’ dependency on caffeine can cause other negative long-term effects, such as anxiety, stress, and depression. The effects of stress were not significant once additional dietary, demographic, and lifestyle variables were gathered. This review of literature is significant because it will enable college students to identify the negative effects of caffeine and the daily use of this substance, which can allow them to make educated decisions about their nutritional habits.

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Understanding Daily Caffeine Consumption and its effects on College Student's GPA

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The purpose of this review of literature is to examine the effects of caffeine on college students’ health and how the daily consumption of caffeine can impact a student’s overall GPA. Caffeine is a crystalline compound that can be found in most products today, especially coffee, that stimulates the body’s central nervous system (CNS). Through several studies, there has been observation of the negative effects of caffeine, such as sleep deprivation, caffeine intoxication, and caffeine withdrawal once it is no longer ingested daily. Through this review, there were findings of how caffeine specifically affects college students, who are reported to consume the most caffeinated products. Through these results, it was found that the effects of daily caffeine consumption can cause anxiety, depression, and excessive stress. These findings lead to the conclusion that caffeinated products do not have a correlation to better grades or higher GPAs in college students. However, the results do suggest that college students’ dependency on caffeine can cause other negative long-term effects, such as anxiety, stress, and depression. The effects of stress were not significant once additional dietary, demographic, and lifestyle variables were gathered. This review of literature is significant because it will enable college students to identify the negative effects of caffeine and the daily use of this substance, which can allow them to make educated decisions about their nutritional habits.