Chapter 44

Coffee Consumption and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism

Kristin F. Enga1,  and John-Bjarne Hansen1,2     1Hematological Research Group (HERG), Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway     2Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Abstract

Impact of coffee consumption on risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not extensively studied. To date, three observational studies have investigated the relation between coffee intake and risk of VTE, and all of these studies point toward an inverse association, i.e., coffee consumption seems to protect against VTE. However, these findings must be interpreted with caution because observational studies are subject to confounding and ...

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