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Research Shows Link Between Coffee and Raised Cholesterol

Cafestol and cholesterolStudies have shown that regular consumption of boiled coffee increases serum cholesterol by 8% in men and 10% in women. (1)  Cafestol, a diterpene present in unfiltered coffee brews such as Scandinavian boiled, Turkish, and cafetière coffee, is the most potent cholesterol-elevating compound known in the human diet. (2)

Cafetière coffee is commonly known and sold as French Press coffee.   The research showed that drinking five cups of French Press coffee daily for four weeks leads to an increase of the blood cholesterol level by 6 – 8 percent. (3)

Filtered coffee removed the cafestol content.  Recommended reading.

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