Coffee shown again to be directly linked to high blood pressure

“Coffee is a risk factor for the development of sustained hypertension… Slow metabolizers of caffeine were at increased risk of hypertension"
Dr Lucio Mos, San Antonio Hospital, University of Padova, Italy, September 2014. 

This large HARVEST study of 1,180 patients aged 18-45, found that:

  • Coffee increased the risk of prediabetes in young adults with hypertension who were slow caffeine metabolizers
  • Moderate coffee drinkers had a 34% increased risk of developing prediabetes compared with abstainers
  • And heavy coffee drinkers had DOUBLE the risk of developing prediabetes compared with abstainers

Study by Mos L, et al “Coffee consumption and risk of prediabetes in hypertension: results of the HARVEST study” as presented to the European Society of Cardiology 2014. Also; study by Drici M-D, et al “Cardiac safety of so called ‘energy drinks’” as presented to the European Society of Cardiology 2014. Also; study by Schwandt P, et al “Body fat distribution and elevated blood pressure in 22051 youths: The PEP family heart study” as presented to the European Society of Cardiology 2014. Also; study by Du H, et al “Fresh fruit consumption, blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk: a prospective cohort study of 0.5 million adults in the China Kadoorie Biobank” as presented to the European Society of Cardiology 2014.

Posted: Sunday 14 September 2014