Coffee consumption and human health - beneficial or detrimental? Mechanisms for effects of coffee consumption on different risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Mol Nutr Food Res

Department of Medical Genetics, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
Molecular Nutrition & Food Research (Impact Factor: 4.6). 03/2005; 49(3):274-84. DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.200400109
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Coffee is probably the most frequently ingested beverage worldwide. Especially Scandinavia has a high prevalence of coffee-drinkers, and they traditionally make their coffee by boiling ground coffee beans and water. Because of its consumption in most countries in the world, it is interesting, from both a public and a scientific perspective, to discuss its potential benefits or adverse aspects in relation to especially two main health problems, namely cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Epidemiological studies suggest that consumption of boiled coffee is associated with elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. This is mainly due to the two diterpenes identified in the lipid fraction of coffee grounds, cafestol and kahweol. These compounds promote increased plasma concentration of cholesterol in humans. Coffee is also a rich source of many other ingredients that may contribute to its biological activity, like heterocyclic compounds that exhibit strong antioxidant activity. Based on the literature reviewed, it is apparent that moderate daily filtered, coffee intake is not associated with any adverse effects on cardiovascular outcome. On the contrary, the data shows that coffee has a significant antioxidant activity, and may have an inverse association with the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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    • "Caffeine and chlorogenic acids have been extensively studied because they may reduce the risk of insulin resistance (Ranheim and Halvorsen 2005; and Van Dieren et al., 2009), and development and progression of atherosclerosis (Butt and Sultan, 2011) and they might decrease blood pressure (BP) (Yamaguchi et al., 2008; and Medina-Rem et al., 2010). We concluded from several studies that the diterpenoid alcohols cafestol and kahweol might cause deleterious effects of coffee (de Rooset al., 2001; Tofovic et al., 2002; Ranheim and Halvorsen, 2005; and Bonita et al., 2007), with the coffee polyphenols producing benefits (Bonita et al., 2007) and caffeine showing contrasting results, including increases in cholesterol (Tofovic et al., 2002). Finally, the results obtained by Sunil et al. (2012) suggest that all these components were active and the effects observed were cumulative. "
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