False Weight-Loss Claims related to Green Coffee Extract

Applied Food Sciences, Inc. of Austin, Texas has settled Federal Trade
Commission charges that it “… used the results of a flawed study to
make baseless weight-loss claims about its green coffee extract to
retailers, who repeated those claims in marketing finished products to
consumers …” – The settlement requires the company to “… pay $3.5
million, and to have scientific substantiation for any future weight-
loss claims it makes, including at least two adequate and well-
controlled human clinical tests …”

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