Browsing All posts tagged under »Coffee and health«

French press coffee raises LDL cholesterol. Damnit.

June 22, 2008

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See an informal summary here (from CoffeeGeek.com) …and it’s not just french press, either: any kind of “un-paperfiltered” coffee, even espresso, contains a significantly hazardous amount of diterpenes like cafestol; certain diterpenes have been demonstrated to promote vascular disease by interfering with LDL clearance via agonism of FXR and resulting negative changes to endosomal LDL […]

Caffeine and hypertension

March 6, 2008

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  (Above: The RNA expresion pattern of ADORA1 (more info here), representing only a fraction of the targets of the components of coffee. Image source: AndrewGNF/Novartis, via wikipedia.org.) Coffee is not a perfect drug delivery system; it exerts effects upon multiple tissues and there are many side-effects, any one of which may be experienced to […]