The Effects Of Energy Drinks On Physical And Cognitive Performance Of Cyclists
Race performance improved for all study participants after consuming an energy drink, even if they already had an elevated blood caffeine level before the energy drink. Cycling times improved by an average of 3% for the group. David Gray Lassiter and coauthors from University of Texas at Austin also reported improvements in certain aspects of cognitive function, but these were probably not due to the energy drink. They present their findings in the article "Effect of an Energy Drink on Physical and Cognitive Performance in Trained Cyclists."
"While it is not certain from this one study whether energy drink improves physical performance, the study is important in pointing the way to further research in this area," says Jack E. James, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Caffeine Research.
Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Liebert, Mary Ann. "The Effects Of Energy Drinks On Physical And Cognitive Performance Of Cyclists." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 13 Mar. 2013. Web.
24 May. 2017. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/257514.php>
Liebert, M. (2013, March 13). "The Effects Of Energy Drinks On Physical And Cognitive Performance Of Cyclists." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
Please note: If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead.
Contact our news editors
For any corrections of factual information, or to contact our editorial team, please see our contact page.
Copyright Medical News Today: Excluding email/sharing services explicitly offered on this website, material published on Medical News Today may not be reproduced, or distributed without the prior written permission of Medilexicon International Ltd. Please contact us for further details.