Voluntary Dehydration and Cognitive Performance in Trained College Athletes

  title={Voluntary Dehydration and Cognitive Performance in Trained College Athletes},
  author={Kristen E. D'Anci and Caroline R. Mahoney and Arjun Vibhakar and Jordan H Kanter and Holly A. Taylor},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={251 - 269}
Cognitive and mood decrements resulting from mild dehydration and glucose consumption were studied. Men and women (total N = 54; M age = 19.8 yr., SD = 1.2) were recruited from college athletic teams. Euhydration or dehydration was achieved by athletes completing team practices with or without water replacement. Dehydration was associated with higher thirst and negative mood ratings as well as better Digit Span performance. Participants showed better Vigilance Attention with euhydration… 

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