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Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind
Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind

Remember when green coffee bean extract was the next big thing in weight loss, a remedy with positive clinical findings touted as a breakthrough by Dr. Mehmet Oz and aggressively hawked online? Well, fuggedaboutit. Last week, the 2012 study that started the hype and jump-started a coffee bean buying frenzy was retracted by Joe Vinson and his coauthor, Bryan Burnham of the University of Scranton. Writing in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, Vinson and Burham said they were retracting the study, published in the journal, because "the sponsors of the study cannot assure the validity of the data." The retraction followed a $3.5-million...

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