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Caffeine | Anxiety  - The Need for Accurate and Precise Research

Does high caffeine intake lead to worse mental health outcomes for college students? The purpose of this research study is to explore the relationship between caffeine intake/addiction and anxiety for college students. An online survey was created and sent out to college students. This research study occurred at a public 4-year state university in New England. The survey gathered 21 responses and attained significant results for participants who reported energy drink use and caffeine intake rationales (P=0.023). Coffee intake also had high correlations to the signs and symptoms of anxiety (P=0.026). Lastly, the literature on caffeine intake and anxiety was reviewed and discussed. Interesting and unexpected outcomes were analyzed and discussed in the studies post hoc.

Ethan Gregoire '24 
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