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- The study of the effect of coffee, and caffeine, on fluid balance is split into two areas: caffeine intake during exercise and caffeine intake at rest in the general population.
- In normal life activities, caffeine consumption does not lead to dehydration, according to the latest research.
- Studies conclude that during exercise, moderate caffeine consumption is beneficial for endurance performance and does not contribute to dehydration.
- Advice to abstain from drinking moderate amounts of caffeinated coffee in order to maintain adequate fluid balance is unfounded.
- Coffee drinking in moderation contributes to our fluid intake and does not lead to dehydration. Black coffee contains more than 95% water.
- While there may be a mild, short-term diuretic effect of caffeine, this effect is not strong enough to outweigh the benefits of fluid intake from coffee consumption.
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