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Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Adam Rivadeneyra Comments on If Coffee Can Help Your Workout

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According to Dr. Adam Rivadeneyra, a sports medicine physician with Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Southern California, caffeine can be detrimental in large doses for adults as well.

“It can cause anxiety, raise the heart rate too much, and cause fatigue, or make you jittery and less coordinated in some instances. Some think the diuretic effect can be harmful, but it’s not typically a major issue in our athletes,” he said. Read more.