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Coffee as a weight loss drug?

Can coffee help you lose weight? Sounds ridiculous, I know, but a recent study suggests that an extract of unroasted coffee beans can do just that. The hypothesis is that the acid in this extract helps reduce the absorption of glucose. It’ll be interesting to see if further studies confirm this, and also whether this becomes the latest weight loss trend…you can already buy this extract in health food stores, and Starbucks is going to be marketing an energy drink, Starbucks Refreshers, that contains this.

The Scale of Starbucks

File this one under ‘more than I ever wanted to know about Starbucks.’ They may be widely credited with popularizing the gourmet coffee industry, but I still believe their product is just ‘good’ and better coffee can be found at specialty, mom and pop shops. Of course, despite their 16,000+ locations and more than 137,000 employees, there are still around twice as many McDonald’s on this planet, so they have a ways to go. More facts below.
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