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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 50

Coffee and Anxiety

Concepción Vinader-Caerols, Santiago Monleón,  and Andrés Parra     Department of Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Abstract

This chapter discusses the effects of coffee consumption on anxiety response, taking into account vulnerability factors such as sex and genetics. In light of research concerning the effects of coffee on normal anxiety, and particularly research carried out in our laboratory, current knowledge can be summarized as follows: (1) men appear to be more sensitive to the effects of coffee than women; and (2) coffee can increase alertness in habitual consumers after acute deprivation, but not above the level of that observed in nonconsumers. In addition, we discuss ...

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