Corresponding European Food Safety Agency (EFSA)caffeine consumption per day should not exceed 400 mgbeyond that it would risk become harmful. In fact, too much coffee increase the risk of dementiacardiovascular disease,Hypertension, glaucoma and cholesterol.
A Norwegian study recently published in the journal Open Heart shows that the effects of coffee on elevated cholesterol would be gender linked and the procedure for brewing the drink.
Coffee and cholesterol: differences between men and women
To reach this conclusion, the researchers wanted to compare The effect of espresso coffee compared to other preparation methods in adults aged 40 years (mean 56 years).
Scientists collected data from 21,083 people Participated in the 7th survey of the Tromso study (Norway) in 2015-16. These participants were interviewed on their coffee consumption (Daily consumption and type of preparation). Blood samples were taken. that weight and height of the volunteers were also measured.
The results showed that the women drank an average of almost four cups of coffee per day vs. five cups a day at gentlemen.
“The consumption of 3 to 5 cups of espresso per day was significantly associated with elevated serum total cholesterolespecially in men,” the researchers explain.
Compared to those who didn’t drink coffee, Serum cholesterol was 0.09 mmol/L higher in women and 0.16 mmol/L in men.
With the same type of coffee and the same quantity Cholesterol increases between the sexestouching mainly men. But in other cases, the type of coffee can also affect the presence of cholesterol.
Cholesterol: the types of coffee that increase it
Researchers have found that drinking Six cups of filtered coffee daily was associated with a 0.11 mmol/L increase in cholesterol in women. On the contrary, there was no increase among men between those who consume filtered coffee and those who take unfiltered.
For its part, instant coffee has been linked an increase in cholesterol in both sexes, but not the number of cups drunk not affect these results.
Researchers have also found that drinking 6 cups of French press coffee per day increases cholesterol levels, to a similar extent in both sexes.
Experts say they don’t have an obvious answer to that yet Gender differences in the effect of coffee on cholesterol levels. They add that more research is needed: “Increased knowledge of the association of espresso coffee with serum cholesterol Improving recommendations for coffee consumption.”