The background: “Does drinking coffee raise your cholesterol?”
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So at FIRST GLANCE, you’re probably going to say: “NO!”
You’re probably going to say “this only applies to those people who are drinking a Frappuccino and all those high fat lattes. They’re the ones getting all that EXCESS SUGAR, and they’re the ones whose cholesterol’s probably going to go up.”
The Doctor’s Expert Insights:
The big picture: A new study out of Norway found something that was actually quite STARTLING about coffee consumption and your cholesterol.
Here’s what you need to know: They found that people who drank several cups of coffee a day had higher cholesterol levels than those people who NEVER drink any coffee.
What’s even more interesting is that the people who drank the LEAST FILTERED kind of coffee, they’re the ones who had the highest change in their cholesterol levels!
Take home message: If you’re drinking a non filtered type of a coffee, you’re actually up taking a lot more of these essential oils and other elements that are within the coffee itself.
Doctor’s quote: This sounds counterintuitive, but the new study is BASICALLY SAYING that if you drink espresso shots, if you drink lots of French press coffee, then your chances of your cholesterol going up was higher than people who didn’t drink any coffee.