Chapter 35

Coffee Consumption and C-reactive Protein

Epidemiological Studies

Ngoc M. Pham1,  and Victor R. Preedy2     1Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Clinical Research Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan     2Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine, King’s College London, Franklin Wilkins Buildings, London, UK

Abstract

Coffee consumption has been suggested to protect against several chronic diseases in which low-grade inflammation has been implicated. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a good marker of low-grade inflammation, and data regarding the influence of coffee consumption on this biomarker remain inconsistent. This chapter reviews the epidemiological and clinical data on the role ...

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