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|Caffeine Can Help To Slim Thighs|
|Wednesday, 12 December 2007|
A recent study demonstrates the novel benefits of a caffeine cellulite cream in obtaining shapely thighs.
Millions of women around the world suffer from Gynoid lipodystrophy, also known as cellulite. The report published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology details the study carried out on 99 women in Brazil. Researchers treated the women with an anti cellulite cream composed mainly of a 7% caffeine solution. The participants were told to apply a 15g dose of the caffeine cellulite cream, twice daily to one leg, leaving the other as a control.
At the end of the study the researchers measured a significant reduction in the circumference of the upper and lower thighs, with an average loss of around 2cm. The slimming effect was evident in over 80% of the women, with nearly 68% also displaying a reduction in their hip size.
It is still unclear whether the slimming cellulite cream treatment actively works on reducing the cellulite in the body; and in fact the researches noticed little change in the quantity of cellulite in the women’s hips and thighs throughout the trial. It is thought that Caffeine can have a dissolving effect on fatty tissue reducing the size of fat cells. However, the researchers speculate that the 30-day trial might not have been long enough for the cellulite cream to act on cellulite.
“This is no cure for cellulite”, said lead researcher Omar Lupi of the Federal University of then State of Rio de Janeiro. “But it can help women who want to look thinner. Exercise is still the best way to go.”
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