February 1, 2016

Caffeine Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk: Little Cause for Concern

P W F Wilson and H L Bloom, 2016, Caffeine Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk: Little Cause for Concern, The Journal of the American Heart Association, published online ahead of print.

‘In summary, recently published studies, including prospective cohorts, clinical investigations, and meta-analyses, generally show coffee consumption is safe for the heart. Concerning CVD risk factors, there is little evidence that chronic coffee intake consumption raises blood pressure. Boiled coffee brewing may raise atherogenic lipid levels, and other brewing methods do not appear to have this effect. Finally, there is little risk for atrial or ventricular arrhythmias at most of the levels of caffeine consumption in our society. Future research in this area is especially of interest concerning newer caffeinated beverages with greater amounts of caffeine per serving and with a large number of calories. Implantable and wearable devices have become available to identify cardiac arrhythmias, and this type of technology will provide new opportunities for research, diagnosis, and cardiovascular care.’

Modtag nyhedsbrev

Ja tak, jeg vil gerne modtage nyhedsbrev, når der er noget nyt om kaffe og helbred.