For a while experts have discouraged athletes from using coffee and other caffeinated beverages for hydration during exercise. This is based on the idea that caffeine is a diuretic that increases fluid loss. Now a new study challenges this idea. A pre-workout cup of coffee may be okay for hydration and for exercise performance. Find out more.
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