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Caffeine Improves Physical and Cognitive Performance during Exhaustive Exercise


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Caffeine really will “significantly improve” not only endurance performance, but “complex cognitive ability during and after exercise.” The researchers studied 24 well-trained cyclists, giving them either 100mg of caffeine or a placebo and then testing their endurance and their mental function during and after workouts. The signal was loud and clear: caffeine consumption boosted their performance.

Sign me up! I’ve already pretty much embraced caffeine as one of those rare pleasures in life that has minimal downsides — this is just gravy.

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