According to American scientists, caffeine could promote weight loss. This molecule effectively prevents the storage of fat in fat cells.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have carried out studies on cell culture. The studies carried out were carried out on rats, by exposing their fat cells to caffeine extracts.
The scientists followed the rats’ diet with 40% fat, 45% carbohydrates and 15% protein. In parallel, the amount of caffeine injected into rodents was equivalent to the consumption of 4 cups of coffee per day for a human.
After 4 weeks on the diet, caffeine reduced up to 41% the accumulation of fat in the fat cells of rats having consumed caffeine, which favored an estimated weight loss of 16% and an accumulation of lower fat. 22%.
“According to the results obtained, tea and coffee are therefore considered to be anti-obesity agents.” According to researcher Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, director of the nutritional sciences division at the University of Illinois.
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