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Caffeine intake is related to successful weight loss maintenance

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition volume 70, pages 532534 (2016) | Download Citation

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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.

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The study was supported by a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, 01GI0835) within the German Competence Network of Obesity. AH was supported by grant 01GV0601 (BMBF).

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  1. Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

    • D Icken
    • , A Müller
    •  & M de Zwaan
  2. Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany

    • S Feller
  3. Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

    • S Engeli
  4. Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

    • A Mayr
  5. Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, Integrated Research and Treatment Center Adiposity Diseases, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig, Germany

    • A Hilbert

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https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2015.183