Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to caffeine and increase in physical performance during short-term high-intensity exercise, increase in endurance performance increase in endurance capacity and reduction in the rated perceived exertion/effort during exercise

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European Food Safety Authority

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies was asked to provide a scientific opinion on a list of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. This opinion addresses the scientific substantiation of health claims in relation to caffeine and increase in physical performance during short-term high-intensity exercise, increase in endurance performance, increase in endurance capacity and reduction in the rated perceived exertion/effort during exercise. The scientific substantiation is based on the information provided by the Member States in the consolidated list of Article 13 health claims and references that EFSA has received from Member States or directly from stakeholders.

The food constituent that is the subject of the health claims is caffeine. The Panel considers that caffeine is sufficiently characterised.

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