Cardiovascular Effects of Coffee: Is It a Risk Factor?

Isabella Sudano, MD; Christian Binggeli, MD; Lukas Spieker, MD; Thomas Felix Lüscher, MD; Frank Ruschitzka, MD; Georg Noll, MD; Roberto Corti, MD


Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005;20(2):65-69. 

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Summary and Future Research

In contrast to early studies, recent evidence suggests that moderate coffee intake does not represent a health hazard and may even be associated with beneficial effects. Therefore, moderate coffee consumption does not appear to be a risk factor for CV disease. Future studies are needed to elucidate the role of caffeine and mechanisms for the CV effects of coffee consumption. Ingredients other than caffeine seem to be involved in the variable effects of coffee consumption. Coffee contains many ingredients that may contribute to its biological activity. Future research is also needed to determine the effects of various coffee types (e.g., arabica, robusta), roasting procedures, and preparation methods (e.g., boiled vs. filtered) on CV health.


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