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Issued:03/01/12

Caffeine combined with carbohydrate could be used to help athletes perform better on the field, according to new research by a Sheffield Hallam sport nutrition expert.

Mayur Ranchordas, senior lecturer and performance nutritionist at Sheffield Hallam University, carried out studies on footballers using caffeine and carbohydrates combined in a drink. Along with improvements in endurance caused by ingesting carbohydrate, the athletes' skill level improved after taking caffeine and carbohydrate together.