Study: Caffeine may offset holiday weight gain

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (CNN) – If you’re worried about packing on the pounds this holiday season, drink some coffee!

Drinking four cups of coffee daily could reduce weight gain from a diet high in fat and sugar.

Scientists at the University of Illinois found rats that consumed caffeine gained 16% less weight and accumulated 22% less fat than those who didn’t.

The results don’t mean you should skip eating healthy.

It’s still important to maintain a balanced diet.

Click here to read the full study.

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(This story was originally published on December 26, 2019)

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