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Does coffee affect your cholesterol?

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.

Mary Green, MD, a cardiologist for Manhattan Cardiology, examines a few studies that found a link between coffee and higher cholesterol levels. Read the article.