Green coffee bean extract has gotten a lot of attention for its potential to accelerate weight loss. TV and online media hailed it as a great advance.
The Federal Trade Commission recently examined the evidence behind the claims that this botanical product accelerates fat burning. The FTC has determined that the data do not support this conclusion.
Usually supplements and even weight loss drugs make only a modest difference in placebo-controlled trials. What matters more is changing the lifestyle for the long run, perhaps by adopting long walks or other exercise and de-emphasizing foods and beverages that tempt us to consume too much.
The actual dietary habits that work for one person may be different from those that work for another. That’s why people need to experiment to find out which are compatible with their individual tastes and lifestyle so they can find a way to stick with the program. Evidence shows that is what counts more than magic pills.