2. Elevated Blood Sugar Levels
According to a study published in the August 2013 edition of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, caffeine causes alterations in glucose homeostasis (blood sugar balance) as it decreases the glucose uptake into skeletal muscle, thereby causing elevations in blood glucose concentration.
Also, the researchers found it can increase hypoglycemic attacks in type 1 diabetics as well as raising blood glucose levels in those with type 2 diabetes.
Remember, that if even if you test negative for type 2 diabetes but have constantly higher than normal blood sugar levels – that you may have pre-diabetes and if not treated correctly through diet intervention, your risk of developing full blown type 2 diabetes is very high.
3. Restricted Academic Performance
Work or academic performance going downhill? It might be a result of your caffeine addiction.
As a study published in Journal of the Academy of Nurse Practitioners concluded that caffeine consumption causes poor academic performance in adolescents and young adults.
With the effects being even worse when those in the study took caffeine drinks as well as medications containing more caffeine.
Even subtle changes can mean you are suffering in daily life as a result of a caffeine addiction.