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Energy Drinks Slightly Affect Physical Performance, Not Cognitive

Fibro Daily March 13, 2013

A new study by David Gray Lassiter and coauthors from University of Texas at Austin shows that professional cyclists that consumed energy drinks showed a slight improvement in their physical performance when cycling, even if they already had caffeine in their systems. However, despite a slight increase in cognitive abilities, those cognitive increases cannot be attributed directly to energy drink consumption.

There is a common perception among the general public that energy drinks elevate cognitive function in a harmless way. But this study shows that no proof for that yet exists. Also, the extra carbs and electrolytes in energy drinks do more harm than good when not utilized through vigorous, serious athletics and exercise.

Read “Effect of an Energy Drink on Physical and Cognitive Performance in Trained Cyclists” for more details.

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