Coffee intake

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Abstract

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Its widespread popularity and availability has fostered public health concerns of the potential health consequences of regular coffee consumption. Epidemiological studies of coffee intake and certain health outcomes have been inconsistent. The precise component of coffee potentially contributing to development of these conditions also remains unclear. One step toward addressing the challenges in studying the impact coffee has on health is a better understanding of the factors contributing to its consumption and physiological effects. This chapter focuses on those factors that are genetically determined and briefly summarizes progress in applying this knowledge to epidemiological studies of coffee and disease. © 2012, Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Caffeine
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coffee
  • Dietary behavior
  • Gene-environment interaction
  • Genome-wide association
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Reproductive health
  • Single-nucleotide polymorphism

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  • Marilyn C. Cornelis

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