Drinking Coffee Could Help with Losing Weight and Exercise More
According to a new study by the team at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, drinking coffee can really help in combating obesity by burning calories due to its ability to release oxytocin, a hormone that affects both appetite and metabolism.
For the study, the researchers followed overweight mice who were given high amounts of caffeine. It helped them eat less and be more active on a wheel running machine.
Lead author of the study Prof. Guo Zhang says: “We found caffeine significantly reduced the food intakes and increased the wheel-running activities of diet-induced obese mice. Together, the results demonstrate caffeine treatment ameliorates obesity through both the reduction of food intake and the promotion of energy expenditure.”
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