Experts today reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee can produce a significant decline in weight in a relatively small span of time.
In the analysis, Joe Vinson’s staff described how several overweight or obese individuals who used a few milligrams of ground green coffee every day lost about 10 percent of their body weight.
"Based on our results, getting multiple supplements of green coffee extract per day - while eating a low-fat, healthy diet and exercising regularly - seems to be a safe, effective, cheap method to lose weight,” said Vinson, who is with the University of Scranton.
The study included 16 overweight or obese people aged 22-26 years who took capsules of the extract or capsules containing a placebo, an inactive powder, for an overall total of 22 months. The topics alternated between a low dose and a greater dose of the extract. The reduced dose contained 700mg of the coffee extract, and the high dose was 1,050mg. It was a so-called “crossover” study in which people cycled through the placebo and the 2 amounts, each for six weeks. Such studies have each individual as his or her own “control,” increasing the probability of getting an accurate result for the study.
Most of the participants were monitored because of their overall diet (calories, food consumed, etc.) and exercise on the study period. Fats, carbohydrates, and “their calories and protein intake did not change throughout the study, or did their exercise routine change,” Vinson said.
Those who participated dropped an average of 7 pounds during the 22 months of the research. It included a whopping average of 16 per cent decrease in body fat. Vinson noted that fat loss might have been notably faster, except that individuals received the placebo and the lower dose of green coffee extract for area of the study period.