Diet - caffeine
Caffeine can lead to:
- A fast
- Difficulty sleeping
- Urinating more often
Stopping caffeine abruptly may cause withdrawal symptoms, such as:
Reduce caffeine gradually to prevent any symptoms of withdrawal.
The effect of caffeine on health has been widely studied.
- Large amounts of caffeine may decrease bone mass density, most likely by interfering with the body's ability to absorb calcium. This may lead to
- Caffeine may cause or worsen painful, lumpy breasts (
Caffeine may have a negative effect on a child's nutrition if caffeinated drinks replace healthy drinks, such as milk. A child who consumes caffeine may also eat less, because caffeine reduces the appetite.
Review Date: 05/05/2011
Reviewed By: Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE, Nutritionist, University of Washington Medical Center Diabetes Care Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.