Dr. Oz’s favorite green coffee bean extract may lower blood pressure. The supplement, believed to promote weight loss, may also be a tool in treating hypertension.
The Journal of Human Hypertension recently published a study analyzing previous research on the compound. Foodconsumer.com noted the article.
The celebrated ingredient in the green beans are chlorogenic acids. The study crunched data from previous clinical trials and found that supplementation with chlorogenic acids significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
One in three, or 67 million American adults have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States.
The authors of the new study conclude: “The evidence from published RCTs suggests that CGA intake causes statistically significant reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The size of the effect is moderate. Few clinical trials have been conducted; they vary in design and methodology and are confined to Asian populations and funded by CGA manufacturers. Large independent trials evaluating the effects of CGA on blood pressure are warranted.”
Green coffee extract raised the blood pressure of the FTC and irate consumers recently when the FTC sued a Florida-based company that promoted its Pure Green Coffee products with bogus weight loss claims and fake news sites.