International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

RESEARCH PAPER
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 40--43

A study on the consumption of caffeine in adults


Husna Fatima, Zoya Nureen 
 Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Anwarul Uloom College, Mallepally, Hyderabad, India

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Husna Fatima
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Anwarul Uloom College, Mallepally, Hyderabad
India

Caffeinated products have been one of the most consumed drinks in adults. It is a psychoactive substance and a chemical. The main objectives of this study was to examine the consumption of caffeine and assess the prevalence of consumption of energy drinks in adults. To create an awareness about ill effects of over consumption of caffeine. A cross sectional study designed using a self administered questionnaire was distributed to 100 sample which included students of college and employees. Random sampling method was followed. The results stated that (28%) were overweight. They provided various reasons for consumption such as (42%) like the taste. It was recorded that (55%) respondents caffeine intake was increased from the last year. (52%) of the participants consider themselves addicted to caffeine. Also caffeine showed its effect on their appetite, (50%) didn’t feel hungry after caffeine consumption and (26%) had caffeine intolerance. It was concluded that better education is needed on the drawbacks of caffeine consumption to improve and prevent health issues. Efforts had been made to increase the awareness about the ill effects of caffeine overconsumption and the pamphlets were distributed to each containing the information.


How to cite this article:
Fatima H, Nureen Z. A study on the consumption of caffeine in adults.Int J Food Nutr Sci 2018;7:40-43


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Fatima H, Nureen Z. A study on the consumption of caffeine in adults. Int J Food Nutr Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jun 16 ];7:40-43
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