Unroasted coffee-bean extract could serve as weight-loss supplement

The Los Angeles Times reports that a new study presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego suggests that “unroasted coffee beans – green as the day they were picked – may hold the key to cheap and effective weight loss.”

The Times adds that “though the study was small, the results were striking: Subjects lost an average of 17.5 pounds in 22 weeks and reduced their overall body weight by 10.5%.”

HealthDay reports that new research suggests that unroasted coffee-bean extract can help people to lose weight when taken as a supplement.

According to HealthDay, the apparent result of the experiment was that “daily consumption of a small amount of green coffee extract translated into a nearly 11 percent drop in body weight, on average.”

The story adds that one nutrition expert from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas “cautioned that the study is short on specifics, making it difficult to draw any conclusions.”

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2 Responses to Unroasted coffee-bean extract could serve as weight-loss supplement

  1. Cathy Hoelzer says:

    Wow, this is amazing. I’m wondering how many people were in the study?

  2. Dr. Walt says:

    It was tiny, Cathy, involving “just 16 overweight and obese patients.” Also, remember that papers presented at meetings often never make it through peer review. So, we’ll just have to wait to see if these data are published.

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