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University of Basel

15 February 2021

Regular caffeine consumption affects brain structure

a cup of espresso
The daily dose of caffeine is part everyday life for many people. Apparently, however, regular caffeine consumption alters brain structures. (Photo: Nathan Mullet, unsplash)

Coffee, cola or an energy drink: caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance. Researchers from the University of Basel have now shown in a study that regular caffeine intake can change the gray matter of the brain. However, the effect appears to be temporary.

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