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BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBS) —  A new study by the University at Buffalo finds that caffeine may not help in efforts to shed extra pounds.

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According to researchers, caffeine is frequently added to dietary supplements with claims that it helps weight loss.

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After observing 50 participants, the researchers found that if people had a caffeine-infused juice at breakfast they ate 10 percent less.

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However, they did not eat less food throughout the day.

They concluded that at best caffeine had a weak effect on energy intake and is not an effective appetite suppressant.