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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.6

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    boost, easily, substance, natural, coffee, calcium, rate, bitter, loss, ounces, quickly, form, serving, kinds, instead, cause


Caffeine
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     WHAT IS CAFFEINE?
Caffeine is a substance found in coffee, tea, and soft drinks. It is also found in chocolate and some medicines. It tastes very bitter in its natural form.
 
2     HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?
It has many effects on the body. It stimulates the nervous system. It can give you a boost of energy. The energy is only temporary, though. Many people think caffeine makes them more alert.
 
3     Caffeine is absorbed into the body. It moves quickly to the brain. There it excites the brain and nervous system. It speeds up the heart rate. It increases blood pressure.

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