Extracting the Evidence

ApovianPhiladelphia Inquirer
Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine

Green coffee bean extract has been glorified by some as a miraculous, medicinal way to lose weight…

Expert quote:

“I’m not sure that the science has been elucidated, nor am I sure that it has been convincingly shown that green coffee bean extract can help you lose weight. The mechanism of action purportedly is that chlorogenic acid can boost glucose and fat metabolism … [but] there’s not even a study to convincingly show weight loss, let alone a mechanism of action.”

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