Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Green Coffee Affect My Thyroid?

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 09:59 AM


Question: Can green coffee extract affect thyroid problems — positively or negatively?
 
Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
 
Green coffee extract does not affect thyroid function positively or negatively. But be sure you understand it does contain caffeine.
 
Be aware that Best Share Green Coffee Brazilian Slimming Coffee was removed from the market by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2012 because it contained sibutramine, a controlled substance removed from the market last year for safety reasons.
 
If you intend to use such products, remember they are largely untested. Avoid Internet purchases from unknown manufacturers, since product sources and components are not regulated or reported, and it can be hard to determine a product’s purity or ingredients.
 
Green coffee extract is produced by grinding raw unroasted coffee beans, and extracting the antioxidants by soaking the ground-up coffee in alcohol. The main ingredient in green coffee extract is chlorogenic acid (an antioxidant). It has been found to increase insulin resistance in mice and evidence for its weight-loss benefits is slim, despite the recent publicity.
 

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