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Coffee Consumption Generally Safe in Women With Heart Disease

by | June 20th, 2011

Coffee Consumption Generally Safe in Women With Cardiovascular Disease

Previous studies on the influence of coffee consumption on cardiovascular disease have shown conflicting results, but a new analysis from the massive Nurses’ Health Study suggests that coffee has no effect on the cardiovascular risk of women with known cardiovascular disease [1].

Researchers did cautioned that, although coffee does not appear to contribute to cardiovascular risk, “these patients still need to check with their doctor if they have insomnia, anxiety, or uncontrolled blood pressure–problems that can be worsened by coffee. Because of these side effects of coffee, it is prudent to recommend moderate coffee consumption.

“The results of this study support the idea that people with heart disease who drink coffee do not need to stop drinking it, because this beverage does not increase their risk of having a fatal event,” study lead author Dr Esther Lopez-Garcia (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain) told heartwire . The study is published online May 13, 2011 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano OB Gyn Associates

Plano Urogynecology Associates

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