Wednesday, June 08, 2011

5 cups of coffee a day can make you hallucinate

The professors of the University of La Trobe in Melbourne, Germany, establishedthat eating five or more cups of coffee and tea and cola drinks or energy combinedwith high stress levels can lead to seeing and hearing things that are not there.

Published the journal Personality and Individual Differences "the study was conducted on a sample of 92 people with different levels of stress to which they were asked to take caffeine in different doses.

Then, they did listen to a recording of sounds and identify a song that was never onthe tape. The result? Individuals with higher levels of caffeine and stress they heardup to three times more than the rest.

"The combination of caffeine and stress increases the probability that an individual may experience symptoms of psychosis revealed to the ABC site psychology professor Simon Crowe, author of the study.

Crowe also believes that the situation is not widespread enough to generate awareness among the population. "We have guidelines on the responsible consumption of alcohol but not so with caffeine, although it is a stimulating substance '"he said.

All drinks containing caffeine should be consumed in moderation as its abuse can cause physical and psychological dependence and physical disorders likeheadaches, tachycardia, arrhythmias, gastric problems and nervousness, among others.

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