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1.     Caffeine is America's most popular ________________________________.
     drug
2.     What withdrawal symptoms are commonly experienced by caffeine addicts?
     headache, fuzzy thinking, depression, irritability
3.     Caffeine is an odorless alkaloid __________________________________.
     chemical
4.     Caffeine is produced by some plants. True or false?
     true
5.     Caffeine can be produced synthetically. True or false?
     true
6.     You should limit yourself to no more than ________________________ of caffeine each day.
     300 mg
7.     Chocolate contains only traces of caffeine. True or false?
     false
8.     As for soft drinks, only colas contain caffeine. True or false?
     false
9.     What naturally-occurring depressant does caffeine prevent our brains from accepting?
     adenosine
10.     Caffeine sensitivity varies from person to person. True or false?
     true
11.     The effects of caffeine are felt most readily when we're _____________________ or _______________.
     tired/ bored
12.     What is "caffeinism"?
     a behavioral, psychophysiological affliction brought on by the consumption of too much caffeine
13.     What are some medical benefits of caffeine use?
     widens bronchial airways of asthma sufferers/ increases efficiency of chemotherapy drugs/ helps effectiveness of analgesics
14.     People with abnormal heart rhythms should be sure to drink caffeinated beverages every day. True or false?
     false
15.     The habitual consumption of caffeinated beverages will raise the levels of a person's ___________________ hormones.
     stress
16.     What important minerals does caffeine flush from our bones?
     calcium/ magnesium
17.     Caffeine can soothe gastrointestinal ailments. True or false?
     false
18.     Caffeine is a diuretic. True or false?
     true
19.     Pregnant women may consume all the caffeine that they want. True or false?
     false
20.     The average teen drinks __________________ gallons of soda every year.
     64
21.     Children who consume caffeine can become very agitated. True or false?
     true
22.     America's teens eat up to ________________% of their meals in fast-food restaurants.
     40
23.     Caffeinated beverages often take the place of ________________________________ drinks.
     healthy
24.     Some people are genetically predisposed to overuse caffeine. True or false?
     true
25.     You can become ______________________________ and ______________________________ dependent upon caffeine.
     psychologically/ physically
26.     Researchers have compared caffeine addiction to ________________________ addiction.
     cocaine
27.     What do people who develop "tolerance" for caffeine need?
     more and more caffeine to experience its desired effects
28.     Should you stop using caffeine "cold turkey"?
     no
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