Possible health effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease

Dong Chul You, Young Soon Kim, Ae Wha Ha, Yu Na Lee, Soo Min Kim, Chun Heum Kim, Seung Ha Lee, DalWoong Choi, Jae Min Lee

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Abstract

Coffee has been known to have both beneficial and harmful effects upon health. Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages, worldwide. Dementia/Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are public health problems that are rapidly increasing in the aging population. Due to the high consumption of coffee, even small effects on an individual's health could have a large effect on public health. The aim of this review article is to provide an overview of previously published studies of coffee consumption on health. Herein, we focus on epidemiological and experimental findings to investigate whether coffee-drinking habits, and/or the quantity of coffee consumption, have any relationship to CVD, dementia/AD, and other chronic diseases. Although the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, when comparing coffee drinkers with non-drinkers, moderate doses of caffeine showed protective effects against CVD and AD. We hypothesized that caffeine may be a novel therapy to treat CVD and dementia/AD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalToxicological Research
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Caffeine
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coffee
  • Dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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