Green coffee bean extract has been the subject of many recent studies and manufacturers claim it is a wonder drug for weight loss. The supplement, which is high in chlorogenic acid, has shown to have a variety of other health benefits.
Here are six potential benefits of green coffee extract that appear to be supported by scientific research:
1. Lower body mass:
A 2007 study published in the Journal of International Medical Research
concluded that "chlorogenic acid enriched instant coffee appears to have a significant effect on the absorption and utilization of glucose from the diet." If the coffee is used for a long period of time it could result in reduced body mass and body fat.
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2. Weight Loss:
While there have been some controversy over the claims that green coffee extract helps with weight loss, a 2011 study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology Research and Practice
examined several trials. Researchers found that green coffee extract has at least a moderate effect on weight loss.
3. Insulin regulation: The Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
conducted a study which showed mice had an improvement in insulin resistance when they were given green coffee bean extract.
4. Lower Blood Presssure:
Researchers looking at several studies found that the consumption of chlorogenic acid, like that in green coffee bean extract, had at least a moderate connection to improved hypertension, according to The Journal of Human Hypertension.
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5. Improve brain health:
A 2014 overview of study published in the Journal of Nutritional Neuroscience
found there is increasing scientific evidence that chlorogenic acid can reduce the risk of degenerative brain conditions.
6. Decrease cancer risk and make the body more receptive to cancer treatment:
Studies have shown the promise of chlorogenic acid which can provide benefits for treating and fighting breast cancer. According to The Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
, chlorogenic acid has an antioxidant effect that could potentially serve as breast cancer fighters.
This article is for information only and is not intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your specific health and medical needs.
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