Monday, December 17, 2007

Researchers: Caffeine Reduces Thighs!

Don’t you just hate it when you’re holding a full cup of coffee and the driver zooms away from a stop light, spilling the coffee all over your lap? Can’t you sue the seller of the coffee or the car manufacturer for something like that?

Sure, the coffee is scorching and makes you look funny when you get to work but that spilled coffee -- or at least the caffeine in the coffee -- just could be a blessing in disguise

Here’s why: Brazilian researchers studied a type of cream containing seven percent caffeine rubbed onto the thighs of 99 women twice daily for 30 days. At the end of the test, the researchers measured the womens’ thighs and found 80 percent had reduced their upper and lowers thighs. An unexpected bonus finding: 68 percent also reduced their hips.

(We are not making this up! Read the scientific article in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.)

This has to be truly groundbreaking research! The high-priced coffees we drink in the United States must be somewhere around 75 or 80 percent caffeine. So the obvious no-brainer application is to let the coffee cool, ask your friend to pull over, get out and apply the coffee directly to your thighs. U.S. coffee sales will skyrocket once the word gets out!

Meanwhile, Professor Omar Lupi, M.D., Ph.D. of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro had some bad news we must unfortunately deliver, much as we dislike bearing woeful tidings: Alas, the cream did not work on cellulite. “The caffeine cream may help women who want to look thinner, but exercise is still the best way to go,” says Professor Lupi.

Until more people pick up on the caffeine thing, read what plastic surgeons can do for thighs.

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