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Functional drinks are increasingly popular with consumers, and the latest breakthough is a coffee made from raw, unroasted (or ”green”) coffee beans.

In a study to be published in the November 2007 edition of The Journal of International Medical Research, Norwegian scientists have demonstrated the effects of green coffee extract in a functional drink format, CoffeeSLENDER®.

CoffeeSLENDER is an instant coffee enriched with a special extract from green coffee beans. It is also available as a decaffeinated tablet. The drink in sachet form is available in larger Boots stores across the country from mid October 2007, as well as independant health food shops.

The study’s author, Norway’s Dr Erling Thom has completed a clinical trial on CoffeeSLENDER. In summary, he concludes:

“Green coffee bean extract supplemented coffee has a significant effect on the absorption and utilisation of some nutrients from the diet. This effect, when CoffeeSLENDER is used for a reasonable period, has been shown to aid weight management”.

A 12 week, comparative, randomised, double blind study was carried out on 30 people, with half drinking CoffeeSLENDER regularly every day, and the rest drinking ordinary instant coffee. According to Thom, the results were statistically significant: the participants drinking CoffeeSLENDER lost on average 5.4kg (11.9 lbs). No statistically significant difference in weight was detectable in the instant coffee group. Additionally, the quality of the weight loss in the CoffeeSLENDER group was excellent, with 82% of the weight reduction measured as a reduction in body fat.

Max Tomlinson, the celebrity nutritionist and naturopath and Grazia magazine’s regular health columnist added,

“Many people give up dieting very quickly due to lack of noticeable weightloss or lack of will power. When combined with healthy eating and an exercise programme, CoffeeSLENDER provides a convenient and effective way to help dieters manage their weight”.

In addition to retail availability, CoffeeSLENDER is also available online at CoffeeSlender.co.uk, where consumers can read all the supporting scientific data for themselves.

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Notes to Editors: For Samples or further information, please call Juliet or Jane from ScarlettPR on 01483 224401 or 07747867440/ 07753 762306 or email juliet@scarlettpr.co.uk / jane@scarlettpr.co.uk . For other enquiries, please call the Distributor directly on 0845 094 2978 or email: info@CoffeeSlender.co.uk.

Prices: £11.95 for a box of Sachets (1 week’s supply), £29.99 for a 200g tube (one month’s supply), £19.99 for decaf tablets (20 days).

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