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Caffeine and Athlete Performance

SCAN Fact Sheet describing the effect of caffeine on athletes


An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Caffeine consumption may enhance performance in endurance and speed endurance athletes. This fact sheet reviews potential risks and recommendations for caffeine consumers.

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Athletes, Caffeine, Performance, Biking, Bike, Endurance Athletes, Banned Substances


Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” at or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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