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Caffeine intake is related to successful weight loss maintenance


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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Icken, D., Feller, S., Engeli, S. et al. Caffeine intake is related to successful weight loss maintenance. Eur J Clin Nutr 70, 532–534 (2016).

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