Differential contributions of theobromine and caffeine on mood, psychomotor performance and blood pressure

@article{Mitchell2011DifferentialCO,
  title={Differential contributions of theobromine and caffeine on mood, psychomotor performance and blood pressure},
  author={E. Soibhan Mitchell and Marieke Slettenaar and Nasar Meer and Catherine Transler and Maryanne Berry},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={104},
  pages={816-822}
}
The combination of theobromine and caffeine, methylxanthines found in chocolate, has previously been shown to improve mood and cognition. However, it is unknown whether these molecules act synergistically. This study tested the hypothesis that a combination of caffeine and theobromine has synergistic effects on cognition, mood and blood pressure in 24 healthy female subjects. The effects of theobromine (700 mg), caffeine (120 mg) or the combination of both, or placebo were tested on mood (the… CONTINUE READING

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