Medscape Medical News
Coffee May Not Increase Risk for Heart Disease
News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
Release Date: April 25, 2006
April 25, 2006 — Coffee does not increase the risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) in men or women, according to the results of a large, prospective cohort study reported in the April 24 Rapid Access issue of Circulation.
"We found that coffee consumption was not associated with an increased risk of CHD," lead author Esther Lopez-Garcia, DrPH, from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain, said in a news release. "This lack of effect is good news, because coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world…. The length of follow up is important because it allowed us to examine the long-term effects of coffee consumption."
Drink up! (Starbucks not listed as a study sponsor).