Browsing All posts tagged under »Coffee and health«

French press coffee raises LDL cholesterol. Damnit.

June 22, 2008


See an informal summary here (from …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


  (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 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 […]