AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY ON CONSUMPTION OF CAFFEINE INTAKE ON SUGAR METABOLISM AMONG ELITE TIGRAY REGION ATHLETES AND CYCLISTS IN ETHIOPIA.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of coffee on elite athletes and cyclists of Tigray region in Ethiopia. The subject of 24male (12 athletes and 12 cyclists) were selected purposely. Pre and post test was conducted without caffeine from both groups and after one week second pre and post- test was taken by giving the caffeine. The degree and rate of change in the sugar metabolism as a result of consuming caffeine was statistically analyzed using SPSS with significance set at p=0.05. A paired t-test was used to compare the values within each group prior and after the training program. Following the consumption of caffeine, significant improvements were seen in both groups. In conclusion, participants can improve their performance levels with the optimal level of caffeine dose according to the rule of I.O.C
Caffeine,Sugar Metabolism, Athletes,Cyclists.