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J R Soc Med. 1994 September; 87(9): 506–507.
PMCID: PMC1294761

The effects of coffee on serum lipids and blood pressure in a UK population.

Abstract

Data on coffee consumption were collected for 1074 adults attending for health checks in the OXCHECK study, to assess associations with serum lipids and blood pressure. Of the sample, 70.5% drank coffee, largely instant. Coffee had no significant effects on total or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol or blood pressure, and was negatively correlated with serum triglycerides. The type of coffee drunk in the UK does not adversely effect these cardiovascular risk factors.

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