Green coffee extract
is widely used as a great way for effective weight loss. It can reduce your
blood glucose levels and speed up the fat metabolism in liver. Studies in
mice have depicted that it controls both weight gain and visceral fat
According to experts,
caffeine present in the green coffee bean extract has an important role in
reducing fat absorption while polyphenolic compounds and chlorogenic acid
accelerate fat metabolism in the liver.
In order to study the
effects of green coffee extract on weight gain in mice, Hiroshi Shimoda and his
colleagues conducted a study that was published in BMC.
For the purpose of
study, green coffee bean extract was given to mice for 14 days. Caffeine and
chlorogenic acid were added to the diet. The hepatic triglycerides level was
noted after 13 days of green coffee administration. Serum triglyceride levels
were assessed after administering olive oil to the mice, to test for the effect
of the green coffee bean extract on absorption of fats. Additionally, carnitine
palmitoyltransferase (CPT) activity was recorded after 6 days.
The study revealed
that the fat content and body weight was reduced by ingestion of 0.5 percent
and 1 percent concentration of green coffee bean extract. Chlorogenic acid and
caffeine were effective in reducing the visceral fat and body weight. Using
various experiments, the researchers found that chlorogenic acid reduced liver
triglyceride level while caffeine reduced fat absorption and lowered the serum
triglyceride level. On the other hand, ingredients like neochlorogenic acid and
feruloylquinic acid mixture accelerated the activity of carnitine
palmitoyltransferase (CPT), an enzyme involved in fat metabolism.
It was concluded that green coffee bean extract was
effective in activating fat metabolism and reducing the absorption of fat.
Caffeine was good in suppressing fat absorption, chlorogenic acid had a partial
role in reducing liver triglycerides, and phenolic compounds such as
neochlorogenic acid and feruloylquinic acid mixture increased the activity of
effect of green coffee bean extract on fat accumulation and body weight gain in
mice; Hiroshi Shimoda et al; BMC Research Article