Study Behind Green Coffee Extract’s Ability To Help People Lose Weight Found To Be Extremely Flawed

Study Behind Green Coffee Extract’s Ability To Help People Lose Weight Found To Be Extremely Flawed


In 2012, researchers published a study claiming
that green coffee bean extract could help people lose weight quickly and easily. The
product was featured on The Dr. Oz Show, and the popularity of green coffee soared. However,
it turns out the findings of that study were extremely flawed. I’m Erin White with your
latest health news. Joe Vinson and Bryan Burnham, two of the study’s
authors, have retracted the research because the sponsors of the study, quote, “cannot
assure the validity of the data”. The study was sponsored by Applied Food Sciences, Inc.
or AFS, a Texas-based company that sells a green coffee ingredient used in dietary supplements
and foods. The Federal Trade Commission argued that AFS used the results of this flawed study
to sell its green coffee product. According to the Federal Trade Commission, AFS made
baseless claims about green coffee bean extract’s ability to help people lose weight, and that
retailers repeated those claims to sell their products to consumers. In a September press
release, the Federal Trade Commission explained that AFS paid researchers in India to study
whether a dietary supplement called Green Coffee Antioxidant, or GCA (which contains
green coffee extract), could reduce body weight and body fat in overweight adults. However,
they also claim that the lead researcher, quote, “repeatedly altered the weights and
other key measurements of the subjects, changed the length of the trail and misstated which
subjects were taking the placebo or GCA during the trial. Speak with your doctor about safe and effective
weight loss strategies for you.

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