For some people, a morning coffee is more than just a beverage. You look forward to it every day for its aroma, taste, and caffeine. You are not alone if you are a member of the “I love coffee” club. As many as 75% of Americans partake in coffee consumption, with about 50% doing so on a regular basis (NIH).
Because coffee is so common, you probably give some thought to the long-term effects it has on your health. Coffee’s potential negative effects on health are easy to overlook. Knowing whether or not coffee affects cholesterol is important since high cholesterol is a dietary risk factor for cardiovascular disease.