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Green Bean Coffee Linked to Weight Loss

A new golden weight loss supplement has taken the Internet by storm in recent months. If you have not heard about it yet, DR OZ, a medic from the US caught the attention of the media when he publicised that green (unroasted) bean coffee may aid in weight loss on his Dr Oz show. But, the main question on everyone's lips is–does this fix really work?

Green bean coffee study

Following massive public interest on the green bean coffee weight loss fix, several studies have been done to prove the theory. One of the studies on green bean coffee done on human subjects was funded by Applied Food Sciences and presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego.

The short, 22-week study found that 16 overweight men and women lost an average of 17 pounds when they took green been coffee in supplement form. The study was done in India and included people aged 22 to 46. Participants were divided into two groups. One group took actual green been coffee supplements and the other unknowingly took a placebo at different stages of the study. “Their calories were monitored." says Joe Vinson, PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton.

Participants remained physically active during the study and their calorie intake stayed the same at about 2,400 calories a day. They were not put on diet. Researchers found that participants burned an average of about 400 calories a day in physical activity. The 17 pounds weight loss was the average for participant who took green coffee bean supplement. Some people lost as much as 26 pounds when they took one of the higher of two green bean coffee doses.

Attributing the weight loss to green been coffee, Vinson said: "We don't think it's the caffeine in it."

Bottom line

The evidence from this study supports other studies that seem to point to green bean coffee suppliments aiding weight loss. However, it is important to note that the study was small, short and not conclusive. "Further study is needed," says Connie Diekman, RD, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis.

If you are struggling to lose weight and considering using green been coffee supplement, you owe it to yourself to observe due diligence. Read widely on publicly available information touching on green been coffee to keep abreast of new study information as it emerges. Keep in mind that too much coffee may also cause health problems.

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