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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Risk of CV Events in Coffee and Tea Intake : Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine + commentary

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Risk of CV Events in Coffee and Tea Intake
Am J Med; ePub 2016 Sep 15; Miller, Zhao, et al
October 4, 2016
Moderate tea consumption slowed the progression of coronary artery calcium and reduced risk for cardiovascular events, a recent study found. Coffee and tea data were examined from 6,508 ethnically-diverse participants in the Multi-Ethic Study of Atherosclerosis with intake for each classified as never, occasional (<1 cup/day), and regular (≥1 cup/day). Researchers found:
• Participants who regularly drank tea (>1 cup/day) had a slower progression of coronary artery calcium vs never drinkers over a median follow-up of 5.3 years.
• There was a statistically significant lower incidence of CV events for >1 cup/day team drinkers (HR, 0.71).
• Regular coffee intake (>1 cup/day) was not statistically associated with coronary artery calcium progression or CV events (HR, 0.97), when compared to never coffee drinkers.
• Caffeine intake was marginally inversely associated with coronary artery calcium progression.
Citation: Miller PE, Zhao D, Frazier-Wood AC, et al. Associations between coffee, tea, and caffeine intake with coronary artery calcification and cardiovascular events. [Published online ahead of print September 15, 2016]. Am J Med. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.08.038.

Commentary: An article we reviewed about a year ago with over 4 million person-years of observations showed that increased coffee intake is associated with decreased cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, suicide and total mortality.1 Other studies have shown coffee consumption to be associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson disease, and fatal prostate cancer.2 Now tea appears to have positive benefits on CV outcomes as well. —Neil Skolnik, MD
1. Ding M, Satija A, Bhupathiraju SN, et al. Association of coffee consumption with total and cause-specific mortality in three large prospective cohorts. [Published online ahead of print November 16, 2015]. Circulation. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.017341.
2. Ding M, Bhupathiraju SN, Chen M, van Dam RM, Hu FB. Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and a dose-response meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2014;37:569-586.


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