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Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Apr;70(4):532-4. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.183. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

Caffeine intake is related to successful weight loss maintenance.

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1
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
2
Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany.
3
Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
4
Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
5
Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, Integrated Research and Treatment Center Adiposity Diseases, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig, Germany.

Abstract

The effect of caffeine intake on weight loss maintenance has not been examined in humans. We compared the daily consumption of coffee and caffeinated beverages between 494 weight loss maintainers and 2129 individuals from the general population controlling for sociodemographic variables, body mass index and physical activity level. Weight loss maintainers reported to consume significantly more cups of coffee and caffeinated beverages compared with the participants in the general population sample. Thus, consumption of caffeinated beverages might support weight loss maintenance. Further studies should investigate possible mechanisms.

PMID:
26554757
DOI:
10.1038/ejcn.2015.183
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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