Wu J. et al. Coffee consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of 21 prospective cohort studies. Int. J. Cardiology, 137, 216-225, 2009.Print this page
Int. J. Cardiology, 137, 216-225, 2009.
Coffee consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of 21 prospective cohort studies.
Wu J. et al.
Background: A large amount of cohort studies addressed coffee consumption and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and yielded inconsistent results. We conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the pooling effects.
Methods: We searched for all published English articles indexed in MEDLINE or PubMed from January 1966 to January 2008. Twenty-one independent prospective cohort studies, which tested CHD risk by coffee consumption, were identified. A general variance-based method was used to pool the relative risks (RR). 15,599 cases from 407,806 participants were included in pooling the overall effects.
Results: As compared to the light coffee consumption (<1 cup/d in US or This information is intended for Healthcare professional audiences.
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