Caffeine and The Placebo Effect

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Caffeine and The Placebo Effect

Although the use of coffee for ergogenic purposes is socially accepted, it is addictive. When consumed on a daily basis, the body develops a tolerance. With this addiction comes withdrawal syndrome: Coffee drinkers have reported headaches, irritability, anxiety, fatigueand decreased concentration after missing their daily dose. However, the effects of caffeine may be a result of the expectations of the user rather than the drug itself (Harrell & Juliano, 2009). In this study we will examine caffeine's placebo effect.

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