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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 55

Coffee Consumption and Body Weight Regulation

Marie-Pierre St-Onge     New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, Institute of Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Abstract

Obesity is a major public health issue, and dietary or pharmaceutical agents that could improve weight management are actively sought. Coffee has been examined as a potential dietary component to assist in body weight regulation. This chapter reviews the studies linking coffee consumption and weight status and explores the impact of coffee consumption on thermogenesis and energy intakes. Epidemiological studies have yielded controversial results regarding the weight status of coffee ...

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