O'Reilly logo

Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 77

Caffeine and Atrial Fibrillation

Anna Vittoria Mattioli     Department of Life Science, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

Abstract

Caffeine is the most popular consumed active substance in the world, and almost all caffeine comes from coffee. However, recent reports have suggested an increase in caffeine intake from energy drinks, mainly in adolescent and young adults. The effects of caffeine on atrial fibrillation are controversial, because human studies lead to different results. It depends on the source and on the dose of caffeine. Moderate intake of caffeine seems to have protective effects on arrhythmias; to the contrary, high intake of caffeine seems to be associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required