Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Winkelmayer and colleagues1 reported that habitual coffee consumption was not associated with increased risk of hypertension in a 12-year follow-up of the Nurses' Health Studies I and II. This finding is in keeping with the results of several previous studies, which showed that habitual coffee drinking influences blood pressure only marginally.2,3
Palatini P. Caffeine and Incident Hypertension in Women. JAMA. 2006;295(18):2135-2137. doi:10.1001/jama.295.18.2136-a