Mice and Men…..Women too!!!!!

A major ingredient in those green coffee bean dietary supplements – often touted as “miracle” weight-loss products – doesn’t prevent weight gain in obese laboratory mice fed a high-fat diet when given at higher doses. That’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. It also linked the ingredient to an unhealthy build-up of fat in the liver.

Chlorogenic acid (CGA), one coffee polyphenol, is the main ingredient in scores of dietary supplements promoted as weight-loss products.Scientists studied CGA and found  suggestions  that higher doses of CGA supplementation in a high-fat diet does not protect against features of the metabolic syndrome in diet-induced obese mice,

So what about humans? Jury is out since we do not have direct human studies, it is a mixed bag but likely the fad around green coffee bean extract is exactly that,a fad. So be aware your dollars may not be well spent on this item.