Hemodynamic effects of coffee consumption

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Κατεύθυνση Σακχαρώδης Διαβήτης και Παχυσαρκία
Library of the School of Health Sciences
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Zacharopoulou Ourania
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Τεντολούρης Νικόλαος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Μακρυλάκης Κωνσταντίνος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Κόκκινος Αλέξανδρος, Αναπλ. Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Αιμοδυναμικές επιδράσεις της κατανάλωσης καφέ
Translated title:
Hemodynamic effects of coffee consumption
Coffee is consumed in large quantities worldwide and its consumption is considered to have a negative effect on hypertension. This effect is true for the acute consumption of caffeine where it is observed elevation of blood pressure for a short period of time. Despite caffeine, coffee contains a complex mixture of compounds such as chlorogenic acids, diterpens, minerals and soluble fibers. Consumption of coffee seems to affect the parasympathetic system and act through adenosine receptors, while its metabolism occurs in the liver. Consumption of coffee can affect the pathophysiology of cardiovascular system, as well as the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates, homocysteine and uric acid. Secondary studies through the years have concluded that the consumption of coffee does not affect the risk o f hypertension or that the total abstention and the excessive consumption of coffee are associated with positive results in the risk of hypertension. Nevertheless, recent literature proves that consumption of up to 3 cups of coffee/day has beneficial effects for the risk of hypertension, but only in non-smokers. The consumption of more than 6 cups of coffee/day and smoking independently of the amount of coffee consumption do not have negative effect, but neither beneficial. There are other factors, like smoking, patients with cardiovascular disease Diabetes Mellitus with or without macrovascular diseases that can affect this correlation and additional deeper future analysis is needed.
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Health Sciences
Coffee, Blood pressure, High blood pressure, Caffeine, Hypertension
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