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Coffee and Coronary Heart Disease: Are there grounds for concern?

During the past two decades, there has been serious concern that coffee drinking might contribute to the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). Given the pervasiveness of coffee consumption and both the public health importance and public fear of CHD, it is not surprising that this issue has received considerable attention from medical scientists and the lay press. In this paper, I shall review the evidence linking coffee to CHD. Particular attention will be paid to risk factors for CHD and their role in the relation of coffee to CHD. It is apparent that there are major gaps in our knowledge and that some previous studies of coffee and CHD may not have accounted sufficiently for CHD risk factors.

Authors: Friedman GD

In: MacMahon B, Sugimura T, Banbury Center, editors. Coffee and health. Banbury report 17. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 1984.

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