LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — If you’re looking to get your summer body into gear, you might want to grab an extra cup of coffee.
That’s because a new study in the Scientific Reports shows a cup of Joe could help with weight loss.READ MORE: One Crew Member Killed, Second Wounded After Alec Baldwin Discharges Prop Gun On Movie Set In New Mexico
Researchers claim coffee helps stimulate brown fat, a type of fat that keeps you warm by burning calories, which CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus says plays a big role in how quickly you burn fat.READ MORE: A Timeline Of Accidental Deaths On Hollywood Sets In Wake Of Alec Baldwin Prop Gun Shooting
“Normal fat stores energy. It stores calories. Brown fat has lots of mitochondria, which have iron, which is why it’s brown and it’s purpose is to generate heat,” he said. “So, basically, that changes metabolism. That actually changes the cholesterol, the fat profile in your blood and it’s good for you.”MORE NEWS: Alec Baldwin On Fatal Movie Set Shooting Of Director Of Photography Halyna Hutchins: ‘There Are No Words’
Experts say they still need to do more research to see what is in coffee that helps speed up weight loss and recommend not drinking more than three cups a day.