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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 43

Coffee and Hypertension

A Focus on Contrasting Acute and Chronic Effects and Nutrigenetics

Giulia Renda,  and Raffaele De Caterina     Institute of Cardiology, “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy

Abstract

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and the impact of habitual coffee drinking on the incidence of hypertension is an important public health question. Epidemiological studies do not provide a clear picture of the role of coffee intake in the development of hypertension. Randomized controlled trials, which are mostly of short duration, have shown that coffee intake is associated with a small increase in blood pressure compared with abstinence or with the use of decaffeinated coffee, whereas observational studies ...

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