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Doctor insights on: Does Caffeine Kill Brain Cells

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Does caffeine kill brain cells?

Does caffeine kill brain cells?

Yes.: Yes, excessive use of caffeine does mess with brain synapses and network and can destroy cells. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Can caffiene from coffee really kill brain cells?

Can caffiene from coffee really kill brain cells?

Coffee: There is no evidence that coffee or caffeine kills brain cells. In fact, the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of coffee probably outweigh the risks for most people, . ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

Stimulant: Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. As such it appears to make your brain work faster as well as causing the gitters if you drink too much. ...Read more

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Studies show caffeine reduces Cerebral BloodFlow 27-40%... does this mean caffeine is damaging brain cells? Why not? Reduced blood flow is NOT good!?!

If that were: The whole truth, caffeine would not be the most widely used psychoactive agent on Earth. Caffeine also enhances alertness, enhances mental focus and improves score for all comers in tests of performance and cognition. So, this is what happens when you take one isolated physiologic response and try to then conclude something more complex about cell function, especially the brain. Neurobiology=??? ...Read more

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What effect does caffeine have on brain tumors?

None that I know: Caffeine does not have any good or bad effect on cancer of any kind including brain tumors. ...Read more

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What number of caffeine pills does it take to kill someone?

Why do you ask?: Sorry, as a psychiatrist I always want to address safety first. ...Read more

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How does caffeine get into the brain?

How does caffeine get into the brain?

In the usual way: The same way that anything gets into the brain: Arteries carry blood to the brain. The arteries branch into arterioles which branch into capillaries. Substances diffuse OUT of the capillaries into tissue & waste products diffuse INTO the capillaries from the tissues. It's true for every substance and every organ, not just the brain & caffeine. I guess you skipped human physiology in high school. ...Read more

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Will reducing caffeine intake increase brain function?

Will reducing caffeine intake increase brain function?

No: Caffeine is a relatively safe substance. It does enhance wakefulness and alertness. Reducing it should not improve brain function and may, during the acute phase of withdrawal which cn last a couple of week, actually decrease brain function and cause headaches and a feeling of tiredness. ...Read more