Coffee consumption and cystatin-C-based estimated glomerular filtration rates in healthy young adults: results of a clinical trial

M Saito et al, (2011)
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, published online ahead of print
July 22, 2011

Recently it has been reported that the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is higher in habitual coffee consumers than in noncoffee consumers. However, the causality remains unclear. Therefore, we conducted a clinical trial to investigate the effects of coffee consumption on kidney function. Nineteen asymptomatic nonsmokers aged 21–27 years old participated in this study. They consumed coffee (18 g coffee beans/450mL per day) or green tea as a comparator for 2 weeks in a crossover design. Although creatinine-based eGFR was not affected after consuming either beverage, all cystatin-C-based eGFRs determined using five different equations were significantly increased after coffee consumption (means: 5.0–7.7%), but not after green tea consumption (means: 0.1–1.6%). Serum adiponectin andmagnesiumlevels increased significantly after coffee consumption (means: 13.6% and 4.3%, resp.), but not after green tea consumption. These findings suggest that even a short period of coffee consumption may increase cystatin-C-based eGFR, along with favorable changes in serum adiponectin, in healthy young adults.


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