Caffeine and endurance exercise performance

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A study in 2009 systematically and critically reviewed the effect of caffeine on endurance performance.

The most relevant studies were selected for the review, excluding the studies with no time-trial component.

A total of 19 studies were analysed, with authors concluding that, overall, caffeine ingestion in modest quantities can be effective for endurance athletes.

Furthermore, in a paper aimed at developing a position statement on the effect of caffeine on sports performance, a team of experts reviewed the available literature in a systematic and sizable survey. They revealed that caffeine is beneficial for sports performance. This literature review did not support caffeine-induced diuresis during exercise.

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