International society of sports nutrition position stand: coffee and sports performance

Lowery LM, Anderson DE, Scanlon KF, Stack A, Escalante G, Campbell SC, Kerksick CM, Nelson MT, Ziegenfuss TN, VanDusseldorp TA, Kalman DS, Campbell BI, Kreider RB, Antonio J. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2023 Dec;20(1):2237952. doi: 10.1080/15502783.2023.2237952. PMID: 37498180; PMCID: PMC10375938.

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The International Society for Sports Nutrition released a position stand on coffee and sports performance. The authors offer 8 conclusions. The authors discuss an array of topics:

1) the history of research on coffee related to exercise (e.g., defining a cup of coffee);
2) coffee absorption and transport;
3) mechanisms for the ergogenic effect of coffee;
4) effects of coffee on reaction time, single-bout ballistic and power performance;
5) effects of coffee on aerobic performance;
6) repeated bout (same day) power and endurance performance;
7) effect of coffee on training adaptations,
8) effects of coffee on variables related to body composition;
9) side effects of coffee use;
10) control issues in coffee research and practical application;
11) coffee and exercise recovery;
12) optimal protocols of coffee ingestion related to exercise;
13) interaction of coffee with other ergogenic aids;
14) coffee-nutrient interactions;
15) coffee and drug interactions.

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