In the beginning of 2012, Applied Food Sciences funded a 22-week study of the effect of green coffee bean extract on weight loss. The company specializes in the development and marketing of proprietary technologies used in foods, beverages and nutritional supplements.
A PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton, Dr. Joe Vinson conducted the study and presented the results on March 28 at the Spring 2012 Meeting & Expo of the American Chemical Society held in San Diego, California.
By the end of the study, the experiment subjects averaged a 10.5 percent loss in body weight without a change in diet or exercise habits.
The study was small and further research is needed, but the initial findings are encouraging for those who struggle with unwanted fat and actively explore new methods for weight loss.
Here are some more details of the experiment:
Sixteen overweight adults, aged 22 – 46 years old, cycled through three 6-week periods using a 700 mg dose, a 1050 mg dose, and a placebo.
The men and women had a break after each dosing period to clear their systems of the supplements before beginning the next cycle.
In addition, their caloric intake was also monitored. The daily intake averaged 2400 calories, and they averaged 400 calories daily burned through exercise, which is not much more than the usual.
The final result was an average of 17 pounds lost per person. The research found that there is a significant difference in weight lost between people who toke supplement and who toke placebo.
A higher dose of green coffee extract also has been found to cause more weight loss than a lower one.
Dr. Vinson said during the initial presentation that a larger study of 60 participants is planned.