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Editor's Correspondence
February 10, 2003

The Impact of Coffee Drinking—Reply

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(3):371. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.3.370-a

In reply

We greatly appreciate Dr Rust's interest in our work but disagree strongly with his statement that we presented a distorted view of our data and with his interpretation of our findings. His concern is that we did not acknowledge the disparity between the very small increase in average blood pressure and the 10% increase in relative risk of developing hypertension associated with drinking 1 cup of coffee a day, an increase in risk that he terms substantial.

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