The effect of acute New Zealand blackcurrant juice consumption on motivation to exercise.

Background: Consumption of a blackcurrant polyphenolic extract in healthy individuals prior to a cognitive challenge improved cognitive performance and mood.  Although the underlying causes are unknown, a change in neurotransmitter concentrations involved in motivation was detected.  Since motivation is key to the desire and adherence to exercise, we hypothesised that consuming blackcurrant juice prior to…

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