Coffee and tea intake and the risk of myocardial infarction

Coffee and tea intake and the risk of myocardial infarction by Sesso HD, Gaziano JM, Buring JE, Hennekens CH.

The authors investigated the association of caffeinated coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea with myocardial infarction in a study of 340 cases and age-, sex-, and community-matched controls. The odds ratio for drinking > or = 4 cups/day of caffeinated coffee versus drinking < or = 1 cup/week was 0.84 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.49-1.42) after adjustment for coronary risk factors (1 cup = 237 ml). The odds ratio for drinking > 1 cup/day of decaffeinated coffee versus nondrinkers was 1.25 (95% CI 0.76-2.04). For tea, the odds ratio for drinking > or = 1 cup/day versus nondrinkers was 0.56 (95% CI 0.35-0.90). In these data, only tea was associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction.

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