chlorogenic acid

noun

chlo·​ro·​gen·​ic acid ˌklȯr-ə-ˈje-nik- How to pronounce chlorogenic acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C16H18O9 occurring in various plant parts (such as coffee beans)

Examples of chlorogenic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lighter roasts also tend to contain higher amounts of chlorogenic acid, a type of polyphenol that’s highly anti-inflammatory and can help increase metabolism. Georgia Day, Vogue, 5 Dec. 2023 However, the study focused on daily consumption of at least 300 mg of chlorogenic acid over the course of 12 weeks, and was not administered via patch. Emilia Benton, Women's Health, 31 Aug. 2023 Plus, coffee also contains bioactive components—like chlorogenic acids, polyphenols, and caffeine—which can impact the body's metabolic health for the better. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 27 Oct. 2023 These beans contain chlorogenic acid, which could significantly decrease body weight without severe adverse effects, a 2019 study published in Nutrients found. Emilia Benton, Women's Health, 31 Aug. 2023 Green coffee bean extract is a natural source of caffeine and the antioxidant catechin chlorogenic acid. Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2023 Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world with 75% of Americans consuming it daily, mainly for its caffeine content.1 Both caffeine and chlorogenic acid, released when coffee beans are roasted, are powerful antioxidants and reduce the risk of several types of cancers. Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Cdn, Cdces, Health, 25 Apr. 2023 Green coffee extract contains several compounds that can assist with weight loss, such as chlorogenic acid, which reduces fat and sugar absorption by the small intestine. Dallas News, 31 Jan. 2023 Green coffee extract contains several compounds that may assist in weight loss, including caffeine and chlorogenic acid. Dallas News, 20 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlorogenic acid was circa 1889

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“Chlorogenic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorogenic%20acid. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

chlorogenic acid

noun
chlo·​ro·​gen·​ic acid ˌklōr-ə-ˌjen-ik-, ˌklȯr- How to pronounce chlorogenic acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C16H18O9 occurring in various plant parts (as potatoes or coffee beans)
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