The paper aims to describe the effects of caffeine intake on exercise performance as well on diabetes, cirrhosis and asthma.
The review includes the most updated studies found in Pub‐Med all of which are in relation to caffeine and exercise performance as well as its effects on disease issues.
The majority of studies show that caffeine ingestion of about 6 mg of body weight mass may have a positive effect on endurance and anaerobic exercise performance. In addition, if it is consumed together with carbohydrates, it may also improve post‐recovery glycogen synthesis. Intake of caffeine was also found to have a positive effect on the prevention of liver cirrhosis, reducing asthma attacks and lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
The paper gives information to nutritionists, clinical dietitians and sports nutritionists on the newest data about the effects of caffeine on exercise performance and disease issues.
Platritis, P., Andreou, E. and Papandreou, D. (2013), "Caffeine effect on exercise performance and disease issues: an updated mini review", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 43 No. 3, pp. 243-253. https://doi.org/10.1108/00346651311327891Download as .RIS
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