Could Coffee Be a Weight-Loss Tool?

Those who drank 4 cups of caffeinated coffee per day over six months saw a nearly 4% drop in overall body fat.

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If losing weight is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, your morning cup of coffee might help you along to your goal. New research suggests that 4 cups of coffee a day can help shed fat. I know for some people, 4 cups of coffee seem excessive. Depending on your sensitivity to caffeine, this may not be a good option. However, if you are like my husband, more coffee for weight loss is right up your alley.


According to the author of the study Derrick Johnston Alperet a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the coffee-fueled fat loss may be the result of a "metabolic reaction," in which caffeine causes the drinker’s metabolism to ramp up. This, in turn, causes individuals to burn more calories.

You can learn more about his study using the link to WebMD: WebMD: Study on Coffee and Weight-Loss


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