Espresso Coffee Associated With Increased Total Cholesterol
My doctor has advised me to restrict my coffee after seeing my deranged lipid profile in a recent biochemistry tests ? I often drink espresso and never felt any problem.
@arif-bhatt Espresso consumption is associated with higher total cholesterol levels, a population-based, cross-sectional study suggests.
Elevations in serum total cholesterol level were significantly linked to espresso consumption, particularly in men. Drinking boiled/plunger coffee was associated with significantly higher serum total cholesterol levels in women and men. There was a significant relationship between filtered coffee consumption and total cholesterol, but only among women, the researchers report.
Doctors could become mindful of asking about coffee consumption when taking up the history of patients with elevated serum cholesterol. Guiding patients to change from plunger coffee or other unfiltered coffee types to filtered or instant coffee could be a part of a lifestyle intervention to lower serum cholesterol levels.
Previous studies of the relationship between serum cholesterol and espresso have had varying outcomes, the researchers note.
Given that coffee consumption is high worldwide, even slight health effects can have substantial health consequences, the researchers note. Coffee was included for the first time in the 2021 ESC [European Society of Cardiology] Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Increased knowledge on espresso coffee's association with serum cholesterol will improve the recommendations regarding coffee consumption.