Caffeine attenuates delayed-onset muscle pain and force loss following eccentric exercise.

12 Mar 2007Maridakis V, O'Connor PJ, Dudley GA, McCully KK.

This experiment found that caffeine (equal to approximately 2 cups of brewed coffee) could produce a large reduction in pain resulting from eccentric exercise-induced, delayed-onset muscle injury.

Cohort Study
2 effects
24 hours
9 subjects

Reported Outcomes

DeterminantsOutcomeDetails

Coffee (Caffeine) Beverage risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Coffee (Caffeine)
Beverage

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
24.0%

Coffee (Caffeine) Beverage risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Coffee (Caffeine)
Beverage

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Fatigue
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
-3.0%