Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review.

  title={Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review.},
  author={Ronald J. Maughan and J Griffin},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  volume={16 6},
  • R. MaughanJ. Griffin
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Medicine
  • Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association
BACKGROUND Caffeine and related methylxanthine compounds are recognized as having a diuretic action, and consumers are often advised to avoid beverages containing these compounds in situations where fluid balance may be compromised. [] Key Method A secondary search was performed using the bibliographies of publications identified in the initial search. RESULTS The available literature suggests that acute ingestion of caffeine in large doses (at least 250-300 mg, equivalent to the amount found in 2-3 cups…

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