The Expert: Dr. Rob van Dam
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
- Drinking up to six cups a day of coffee is not associated with increased risk of death from any cause, or death from cancer or cardiovascular disease.
- Some people may still want to consider avoiding coffee or switching to decaf, especially women who are pregnant,or people who have a hard time controlling their blood pressure or blood sugar.
- It’s best to brew coffee with a paper filter,to remove a substance that causes increases in LDL cholesterol.
- Coffee may have potential health benefits, but more research needs to be done.
- Read more about coffee and tea compared to other beverages.