People are now more likely to consume caffeine on a daily basis than fruit, and it has been suggested that four out of every five people in western cultures consume caffeine every day. In this recently released book Louise Burke, head of nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport, outlines that in Australia today, this consumption is mainly in the form of coffee.
Since the removal of caffeine from the WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods in 2004, controversial events regarding caffeine supplementation by athletes have surfaced, showcasing complex problems (such as the use of sleeping tablets to combat the poor sleep associated with caffeine use during competition). Caffeine for Sports Performance discusses these cases, and with the most recent research, studies, and guidelines, presents a guide that is ideal for athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve training and competition, as well as anyone with an interest in how caffeine consumption affects their body.
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