Coffee and Cholesterol

Ira S. Ockene, Judith K. Ockene, Robert Goldberg, James E. Dalen, Irene E. Roeckel, Geoffrey Modest, Albert Hofman, Abraham Van Laar, Frank Klein, Hans A. Valkenburg, Mary Grace Kovar, Robinson Fulwood, Manning Feinleib, Richard B. Shekelle, Meryl Gale, Oglesby Paul, Jeremiah Stamler, Lenore Arab, Martin Kohlmeier, Guenther SchlierfGotthard Schettler, Megan Shirlow, Colin Mathers, Dag S. Thelle, Egil Arnesen, Olav H. Førde

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Abstract

To the Editor: We are concerned that the report from the Tromsø Heart Study that suggested an association between coffee drinking and elevated serum cholesterol levels (June 16 issue)* failed to provide any data relating to the dietary habits of their population. They note that the same questionnaire used to evaluate coffee consumption also asked for information about dietary habits (in itself a not very satisfactory way of evaluating diet), but no further dietary information is given. It is certainly possible that persons with a heavy coffee intake also have a diet that differs in many other ways from that.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1248-1250
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume309
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 1983

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Ockene, I. S., Ockene, J. K., Goldberg, R., Dalen, J. E., Roeckel, I. E., Modest, G., Hofman, A., Van Laar, A., Klein, F., Valkenburg, H. A., Kovar, M. G., Fulwood, R., Feinleib, M., Shekelle, R. B., Gale, M., Paul, O., Stamler, J., Arab, L., Kohlmeier, M., ... Førde, O. H. (1983). Coffee and Cholesterol. New England Journal of Medicine, 309(20), 1248-1250. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198311173092012