Thursday, October 8, 2015

Be Careful About Caffeine

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It's always good to take in to account that caffeine is counted as a drug and there is always a big risk to taking drugs. So everyone who drinks large amounts of caffeine should be more careful and should learn about the risks of a high intake of caffeine. It will effect every person differently; depending on weight, size, other drugs being taken, how often you have caffeine, and the quantity that is taken.


  • Do you think caffeine should be taken out of popular energy drinks?
  • Do you think more people should be educated to consume less caffeine?
  • What are your views on the industrial revolution?

21 comments:

  1. I think that more people should be educated on the affects of caffeine and what they can do to prevent them. People should also have to learn what the caffeine does to them when taken with other substances. Maybe on cans of caffeinated drinks
    they should put the potentially hazardous side affects like they do with packs of cigarettes.

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    1. I agree with Gavin. We should all know what we are putting into our body, and how what we consume affects us internally. But at the same time, I kind of feel that from the article I didn't really get the message that moderate, controlled amounts of caffeine have a huge effect on us. So would putting labels actually change anything? Maybe, maybe not.

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  2. I think that you cant simply take out the caffeine that are in energy drinks but we need to more properly show that dangers of ingesting excess amounts of caffeine, i feel ther should be a warning that is on the side of those drinks that is clearly showing the dangers on caffeine. I think we need to better educate people that caffeine isnt simply something that can give you a boost of energy, but to convey that it has many harmful effects and that it can become addictive. According to Webmd excess caffeine can raise blood pressure, and cause mental illnesses to be come intensified.

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  3. Many people know that caffeine is bad for them, but they don't know why exactly it is bad for them. Education is the only way to solve problems like this. Like Gavin said, cigarettes have warning labels, so why shouldn't products that have caffeine?

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  4. I agree that many people who drink caffeine know it's bad but don't specifically know the risks. I believe educating people on the risks will decrease the amount of caffeine they consume. I also think that high schools should stop selling caffeine on campus because many high schoolers don't consider the risks.

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  5. I agree with Chrissy, we aren't really taught why caffeine is unhealthy. We are just told that its bad with no real explanation is to why. I think we need more education on how to eat healthy.

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  6. I do think that caffeine should be taken out of popular energy drinks and that we should educate more people about the results of consuming caffeine and the risks of consuming to much caffeine.

    "The industrial revolution was the revolution that industrialized the future of revolutions, yet at the same time revolutionized industry." - Michael David Johnson the 3rd

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  7. If people were well educated about the effects of caffeine I don't believe that would stop them from consuming the drink. Most people know what alcohol can do to you and most people still choose to drink it. So I believe that the only way to help this problem would be to reduce the amount of caffeine in popular energy drinks.

    "The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban."-Google

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  8. i think that energy drinks are supposes to have caffeine in them that's the whole point about these drinks.to wake you up and get you alert, its to bad that people abuse this. most enegery drinks all ready have labels, i think people should be smarter about what they are consuming and to look at these drinks a little different and almost know there tolerae. i don't understand the industrial revolution at all i learned about that twice and i guess im missing something

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  9. I think caffeine should be taken out of energy drinks because teens get so addicted to them and its not good for them at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. I don't think energy drinks should be removing caffeine because it will be difficult and expensive to take it all out. I believe that requiring some sort of warning sign is a good idea in reducing the consumption among teenagers, since often times they don't realize how harmful caffeine can be. Hopefully, this can have the same effects as the warning labels on cigarettes as discussed in Fed Up and mentioned by Sanchit. The Industrial Revolution was a great leap forward for humanity and civilization, although the means through which it was achieved were rather questionable.

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  11. I believe that taking out caffeine in energy drinks defeats the purpose of the energy drink. Caffeine helps us stay awake and the purpose of energy drinks is to prevent us from becoming tired. I think people are often not educated about the negative impacts caffeine has. If more people become educated about caffeine then they will know the risks and less people will be drinking caffeinated drinks.

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  12. I think that people should be educated on caffeine but I don't necessarily think that it's bad for you. Caffeine can be very helpful especially for students or athletes. Personally I don't think that energy drinks are not good at all because on top of the caffeine they also are loaded with sugar that is extremely bad for you. With the mix of sugar and lots of caffeine these energy drink can be extremely bad especially if you are not lacking energy. Even if we removed caffeine from energy drinks they would still be extremely bad for you because of the amount of sugar they have in them.

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  13. I do not think that they should take out the caffeine in energy drinks because then they wouldn't be energy drinks... but do think that people should be more cautious in understanding what they are actually putting into their body and from their it is there decision on whether or not to drink the energy drinks. Personally i don't drink energy drinks very often because the energy really never kicks in to full affect... as they say there is a period of energy and then after that you become tired and fatigued. For me the tiredness comes way to soon and theres not much of the energy so i am just putting chemicals into my body for no reason

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  14. I do agree that caffeine is a drug, and that we should be cautious when choosing beverages. It causes effects that some people find satisfying or useful (more energy), which makes them drink and want more of it. I think caffeine should be removed from popular energy drinks, or reduced to an appropriate amount. I think people should be more aware of caffeine and the negatives about it too, so they know how it's a drug and what it does to your body. If people are educated about this, maybe they'll consume less caffeine, or none at all, which will probably lead to caffeine being removed from popular beverages.

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  15. I think that people should know what are the consequences in taking caffeine because some get addicted to it and its bad for them. I think they shouldn't sell energy drinks even though it may help athletes. But people should know what they are consuming.

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  16. caffeine is defiantly the most used drug at hillsdale or any other high school, this is why i think all caffeinated drinks should be more highly restricted because most people don't know what they are putting in their body and that's very dangerous

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  17. I believe the restrictions on caffeine should be left as they are. There have not been enough deaths from caffeine for it to be a major problem for public health. As the article says, it takes 80 cups of coffee to die from a caffeine overdose. The long term effects seem bad, but they are not worse than those of sugar or fat, and definitely not worse than drugs easily bought over the counter. The threat level of caffeine is low enough that it is a low priority in terms of dangers to health. The responsibility to consume it wisely should fall on consumers. That means people should be made more aware of the health effects that exist, however. I did research that suggested that the Industrial Revolution caused a large increase in the consumption of caffeine. During the revolution, factory workers worked long shifts, often overnight. They therefore consumed larger quantities of coffee to stay awake.

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  18. I think that they shouldn't remove all of the caffine in the energy drinks but they should reduce it because I think they are putting too much caffine in it more than enough for our bodies that it is giving some people a suger high or even getting people addicted to the caffine in the drinks. I don't drink energy drinks because i don't think they do anything to me and i don't like the taste in some of them such as redbull.

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  19. I believe The way that Caffeine is regulated should remain the same, and instead of turning into a nanny state we should simply just create warnings about the dangers of consuming this type of drug. I know I stopped drinking it when we learned about it in health class, but that's just me and if people know about the danger and feel they can handle it or just don't care, then let them have it.
    The industrial revolution was pretty cool, would have been even cooler if we had lots of blimps and wars using only blimps.

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  20. I think some drink are so popular because of how much caffeine people know is in them. I don't think everyone who drinks coffee actually enjoys the taste of black coffee but they know the caffeine that is in there is alot. caffeine has alot of health benefits and i think people need to learn to limit their intake of caffeine.

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