Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review.

  title={Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review.},
  author={Ronald J Maughan and Joan M. Griffin},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  volume={16 6},
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. The aim of this review is to evaluate the available literature concerning the effect of caffeine ingestion on fluid balance and to formulate targeted and evidence-based advice on caffeinated beverages in the context of optimum hydration. METHOD A literature search… CONTINUE READING
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