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Coffee & Health
Cardiovascular health

Coffee and cholesterol

The diterpenes in coffee, cafestol and, possibly, kahweol are responsible for raising serum cholesterol (S-TC). Brewing method is the most important factor affecting the diterpene content

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Effects of coffee consumption

A 2022 study demonstrated that espresso coffee consumption was associated with increased S-TC in men, whereas filter coffee was associated with a small increase in S-TC in women and boiled coffee was associated with increased S-TC in both genders28

*Boiled coffee contains higher contents of both than filtered coffee and espresso coffee has an intermediate content

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