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May 10, 2006

Caffeine and Incident Hypertension in Women

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;295(18):2135-2137. doi:10.1001/jama.295.18.2136-a

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

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