The coffee does not increase blood pressure
April 24, 2011
High blood pressure was always related to heart diseases, cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) and a lower life expectancy, and even some scientists claimed that coffee could increase the problem.
But according to a report in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” Those who drink a lot coffee a day have the same problems than the ones that consume less often. The data was collected over 170 000 people, one every five people suffer from hypertension, there was no difference between those who drink too much coffee a day and those who do not consume it”.
The scientist Liwei Chem from the University of Louisiana, said that “the relationship between coffee drinking and hypertension is unsubstantiated. The results suggest that regular consumption of more than three cups of coffee per day was not associated with an increased risk of hypertension”.
He further clarified that “more data is needed to draw a definitive conclusion on the issue, since the study is not saying there is no risk to drink lots of coffee. In addition, people who drink one to three cups per day had a slightly increased risk of high blood pressure than those who drink less, a result that the researchers could not explain”.
Lawrence Krakoff, a professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York said “I do not think that drinking coffee is a risk factor for developing hypertension,” but “if you drink 12 cups of coffee a day and you cannot sleep it does have a problem”.