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Men get more from a cup of joe than women do.
Science Daily reports on a study from the University of Barcelona that shows that caffeine has a greater effect on men, and starts only ten minutes after consumption. Additionally, contrary to previous thought, decaffeinated coffee also produces an increased state of alertness:
“Numerous studies have demonstrated the stimulant effects of caffeine, but none of these have looked at their effects in terms of the consumer’s gender,” Ana Adan, lead author of the study and a researcher in the Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology Department of the UB, tells SINC.
“Although both the men and women saw an improvement in their activity levels with the coffee, which increased in later measurements, we observed a greater impact among the males,” the Catalan researcher tells SINC.