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New Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions Findings from Department of Public Health Reported (Coffee consumption and mortality from all causes of death, cardiovascular disease and cancer in an elderly Spanish population)

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2019 AUG 22 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at NewsRx Cardiovascular Daily -- Research findings on Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Alicante, Spain, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “The effect of coffee consumption on mortality has been scarcely investigated in the elderly. We assessed the association between coffee consumption and mortality from all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer, in an elderly population of Spain.”

Funders for this research include Generalitat Valenciana, Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte, Direccion General de Salud Publica, Generalitat Valenciana 1994 and the Fondo Investigacion Sanitaria, European Commission Vth Framework, The Spanish Ministry of Health, CIBER de Epidemiologia y Salud Publica, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ES) and FEDER funds.

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Public Health, “We studied 903 individuals (511 women) aged 65 years and older from two population-based studies, the EUREYE-Spain study and the Valencia Nutritional Survey. Coffee consumption and diet were assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire. Information on education, anthropometry, sleeping time, smoking, alcohol intake, physical activity and pre-existing disease was collected at baseline. Deaths were ascertained during a 12-year follow-up period, and Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to estimate adjusted hazard ratios (HR). There were 403 deaths during the 12-year period (40% from CVD), 174 of which occurred during the first 6 years. We observed evidence of a lower CVD mortality among coffee drinkers in the first 6 years of follow-up. Drinkers of 1 cup of coffee/day and >1 cup/day showed lower CVD mortality than non-drinkers of coffee, HR 0.82 (95% CI 0.46-1.44) and HR 0.38 (0.15-0.96), respectively (p trend=0.04). This association of coffee with CVD mortality attenuated after 12 years of follow-up. No significant association was observed with all-cause or cancer mortality, neither for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. In this study, coffee consumption was associated with lower CVD mortality in elderly.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Although this association should be further investigated, coffee consumption appears to be safe for the elderly since no increased mortality was observed in coffee drinkers.”

For more information on this research see: Coffee consumption and mortality from all causes of death, cardiovascular disease and cancer in an elderly Spanish population. European Journal of Nutrition, 2018;58(6):2439-2448. European Journal of Nutrition can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; European Journal of Nutrition -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Vioque, Dept. of Public Health, History of Medicine and Gynecology, University Miguel Hernandez, Alicante Institute for Health and Biomedical Research, ISABIAL-FISABIO Foundation, Ctra Nacional 332 s, n Sant Joan d’Alacant, 03550, Alicante, Spain. Additional authors for this research include M. Garcia-de-la-Hera, E.M. Navarrete-Munoz, L. Notario-Barandiaran, S. Gonzalez-Palacios, O. Zurriaga, I. Melchor and J. Vioque.

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The publisher of the European Journal of Nutrition can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA.

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