22 Aug Coffee Intake: Risk Factor for Higher Mortality in Men, Not Women
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Xuemei Sui, MD, MPH, PhD
Department of Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
921 Assembly Street Room 226
Columbia, SC 29208
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?
Answer: Coffee intake was a risk factor with higher mortality in men, but not in women. Men who drank more than 28 cups of coffee weekly had a 21% higher risk of dying when comparing with their non-coffee-consuming peers. In addition, younger men (age<55 years) who drank more than 28 cups of coffee weekly had a 56% increase in mortality from all-cause and younger women had a greater than 2-fold higher risk of all-cause mortality than those who did not drink coffee.
MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Answer: MODERATION is key. Drinking 1-4 cups per day coffee seem safe and avoid heavy coffee consumption especially for people who are younger than 55 year.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Answer: Future research should examine other causes of death such as cancer and investigate the mechanism between coffee intake and health benefits or risks.
Association of coffee consumption with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality
Junxiu Liu, MD; Xuemei Sui, MD, PhD; Carl J. Lavie, MD; James R. Hebert, ScD; Conrad P. Earnest, PhD; Jiajia Zhang, PhD; and Steven N. Blair, PED
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research n Mayo Clin Proc. 2013;nn(n):1-9