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Caffeine may offset holiday weight gain, study says

ABC Eyewitness News, Houston TX       Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:34PM

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If you're worried about packing on pounds this holiday season, researchers suggest drinking some coffee could help.

A new study found that drinking four cups of coffee daily could reduce weight gain from a diet high in fat and sugar.


Scientists say they tracked rats and discovered those that had caffeine gained 16% less weight and accumulated 22% less fat than those who didn't.

They tested the rats using tea, synthetic caffeine and caffeine extracted from coffee.

The study was conducted by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published in the Journal of Functional Foods.
 
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Drosselmeyer

NOTE:  caffeine may boost metabolism and help contribute to weight loss - but this alone is not good - stimulants that overdrive the metabolism will have much more negative health benefits - including nervousness, insomnia, muscle cramps and cardiac issues - your body is not designed to lose weight - it is designed to store reserved in the summer months for fuel in the winter - but there is no "weight loss" metabolism - the best way to lose or control weight is a good diet and moderate exercise - plenty of fluids and good rest - no shortcuts here - but I still like my coffee . . . 

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TamaleClaus
1 hour ago, Drosselmeyer said:

NOTE:   - but this alone is not good - but I still like my coffee . . . 

Maybe you could find someone to pay you to be a test subject?    For further tests, on long term? @Drosselmeyer

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Santa Johnny Boy

Can't drink coffee when I'm working as Santa.  Makes me pee...

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Grandpa Gus

Based on the girth of my tummy, and the volume of coffee I drink (about 8 to 10 cups a day) I don't give this study much credit. 

 

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