UGA study: caffeine can improve athletic performance

February 5th, 2016 Contact: Richard Lewis  |  706-542-4901  | More about Richard

The caffeine buzz from drinking a cup of coffee can contribute to athletic endurance performance, according to a recent study by University of Georgia doctoral student Simon Higgins and FDN professor Rick Lewis. Their research found between 3 and 7 milligrams per kilogram of body weight of caffeine from coffee can increase athletic performance by about 24 percent.

“[Previous studies suggested] that other compounds within coffee — Dicinnamoylquinides which is essentially a type of antioxidant — might inhibit the action of caffeine within the coffee, leading it to be less efficacious for improving endurance performance,” Higgins said.

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